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The Chosin Few

By Lance Cpl. Orrin Farmer | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | September 13, 2013

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Bob Licker, right, holds the wreath for Chosin Few veterans that are placing American flags during the 63rd Anniversary of the Landing on Inchon Memorial Ceremony held at the Chosin Few Monument adjacent to the Pacific Views Event Center here Sept. 13. The ceremony is also a time to commemorate those who gave their life during the conflict. Licker was a once the National President of the Chosin Few Chapter.

Bob Licker, right, holds the wreath for Chosin Few veterans that are placing American flags during the 63rd Anniversary of the Landing on Inchon Memorial Ceremony held at the Chosin Few Monument adjacent to the Pacific Views Event Center here Sept. 13. The ceremony is also a time to commemorate those who gave their life during the conflict. Licker was a once the National President of the Chosin Few Chapter. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Orrin G. Farmer)


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Republic of Korea Marine veterans attended the 63rd Anniversary of the Landing on Inchon at the Chosin Few Monument adjacent to the Pacific Views Event Center here Sept. 13.  The veterans all fought in the Korean War and some even fought side-by-side with the 5th Marine Regiment in the Chosin Reservoir. The ceremony for the 63rd Anniversary of the Landing on Inchon is also a time to commemorate those who gave their life during the conflict.

Republic of Korea Marine veterans attended the 63rd Anniversary of the Landing on Inchon at the Chosin Few Monument adjacent to the Pacific Views Event Center here Sept. 13. The veterans all fought in the Korean War and some even fought side-by-side with the 5th Marine Regiment in the Chosin Reservoir. The ceremony for the 63rd Anniversary of the Landing on Inchon is also a time to commemorate those who gave their life during the conflict. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Orrin G. Farmer)


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Bob Licker, left, listens to guest speakers during the 63rd Anniversary of the Landing on Inchon at the Chosin Few Monument adjacent to the Pacific Views Event Center here Sept. 13. Licker is a Korean War veteran and was apart of the Chosen Few. The ceremony for the 63rd Anniversary of the Landing on Inchon is also a time to commemorate those who gave their life during the conflict.

Bob Licker, left, listens to guest speakers during the 63rd Anniversary of the Landing on Inchon at the Chosin Few Monument adjacent to the Pacific Views Event Center here Sept. 13. Licker is a Korean War veteran and was apart of the Chosen Few. The ceremony for the 63rd Anniversary of the Landing on Inchon is also a time to commemorate those who gave their life during the conflict. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Orrin G. Farmer)


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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --

The 63rd Anniversary of the Landing on Inchon was held at the Chosin Few monument adjacent to the Pacific Views Event Center here on Sept. 13. The ceremony commemorated the landing on Inchon and the Marines that fought at the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War.

Veterans from the 1st Marine Division and the Republic of Korea Marines came together in remembrance of their fallen comrades.

Special guests were Republic of Korea veterans and a Korean War survivor who was 8-years-old during the Hungnam Evacuation. She traveled on the United States Naval Ship Meredith Victory to South Korea in December of 1950. Upon reaching the evacuation port of Hungnam, there were almost 98,000 refugees that made the treacherous trek down mountainous, trails and roads following the American forces in subzero temperatures that got as low as 40 below zero.

At the end of the ceremony the 1st Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted a 21-gun salute and the 1st Marine Division Band performed TAPS in remembrance of the fallen from the Chosin Reservoir.

A luncheon was held after the ceremonial inside the Pacific Views Event Center to honor the special guests and the Chosin Few.



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