Dark memories from ‘the forgotten war’

The Korean War was the first armed conflict in the Cold War. North Korea and the Chinese army, supported by the Soviet Union, fought South Korea which had the backing of the United Nations.

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The Korean War was the first armed conflict in the Cold War. North Korea and the Chinese army, supported by the Soviet Union, fought South Korea which had the backing of the United Nations.

Both sides traded blows until the battle became a firmly entrenched stalemate.

It was then that a young Metis man enlisted. Tired of his dead-end job, Leonard Desjarlais went to war.

APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has this story.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.


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