[KS] Korean War vets and anti-war movement

J.Scott Burgeson jsburgeson at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 7 20:03:45 EST 2013

My father was an anti-Vietnam War organizer and activist in Austin, Texas in the late 1960s.

My superficial understanding is that most of these activists were Baby Boomers, which would put them one generation after most of the Korean War vets.

The Vietnam War was also far more controversial than the Korean War, so I wonder if significant numbers of (American) Korean War vets were radicalized in the way that many Vietnam War vets were. Obviously, that would be an important factor for them to join in the anti-Vietnam War movement, especially once they were in their middle age and had so much more to lose.

Still, I'd be curious to learn more!

Scott Bug


On Thu, 11/7/13, John Eperjesi <john.eperjesi at gmail.com> wrote:

 Subject: [KS] Korean War vets and anti-war movement
 To: koreanstudies at koreanstudies.com
 Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013, 10:46 PM
 I am curious if Korean War
 vets in the U.S. became visibly active in the anti-war
 movement in the 1960s.  Haven't been able to find any
 work which discusses this issue.

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