my father was a Marine. He and others say we won.
I don't know.. There is a real sense in which no war is ever won... If one could be fought where no one was killed or maimed, then both sides could claim victory?
United States Military Forces won most of the individual battles (at least, until Red China intervened), but one side can win every single battle but if that side capitulates that side does not win the war. Your father's unit probably won most of the engagements with the enemy. But, in the end, the United States did not win the war. In fact, there has never been any peace treaty signed by any of the combatant countries in Korea. The "peace" in Korea is merely a cease fire that has prevented full scale action.
Even with this cease fire in place, there are skirmishes between North and South Korean forces almost every year. During the year I spent in Korea, the South Korean Navy sunk a North Korean Naval ship over a dispute concerning fishing rights. We were under an alert for about a week and a half before both sides decided that there would be no more shooting.
there is talk (ho hum...I know) of stopping the Army from giving that traitor BACK PAY!
I just cannot believe he is possibly getting that....
He is entitled to back pay if he didn't desert
. I haven't figured out how he can be paid back pay when he pleaded guilty to desertion. It does not make any sense.