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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.