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Korean soldiers donate money to help Ethiopian veterans who fought in the Korean War

By KpopJoA   Thursday, February 16, 2017   10,684   269   17
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On February 16, The Republic of Korea Army's official Facebook page featured army soldier donating part of their allowance money to the International Relief Organization.


The soldiers from the 27th Division saved up their allowance and snack money provided by their local church to donate to Ethiopian war veterans who fought alongside South Korea during the Korean War also referred to as 625. Back in 1951, Haile Selassie, the Ethiopian emperor decided to send thousands of troops to South Korea to back the United Nations force led by the United States to fight against the Communist North.


A total of 6,037 Ethiopian soldiers bravely fought in the Korean War for five years starting in May of 1951. A total of 122 Ethiopian soldiers were killed and 536 left wounded.  


Currently, around 350 Ethiopian soldiers who fought in the war are still alive, and they are receiving support money from the 27th Division soldiers.


The soldiers proudly held up the photos of the war veterans and stated, "We are currently giving monthly aid to these people through NGO Good Neighbors which began five years ago."




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    EXO7 Friday, February 17, 2017

    Proud! I'm an Ethiopian K-pop fan and I'm so surprised to read this. I knew we sent troops but... wow!!!! Thank you so much!!

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    kddicted Friday, February 17, 2017

    <3~

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    NaritaZaraki Friday, February 17, 2017

    This is really lovely! Bless them! ^_^

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    BigBangVIP_NYC Thursday, February 16, 2017

    It's amazing how some people just think negatively no matter the good news. Amazing reading some of the comments below. Negative people are really everywhere even in the presence of such positive news.

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    smokeee Thursday, February 16, 2017

    they didnt take too many casualties.  i assume they were some type of support.  i mean sending over 6000 troops and only 100~ died compared to over 1mill south korean deaths including civilians.  anyways at least they helped doing something i assume.

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    jinssam Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Gratitude is timeless. It's always good to see that; thanks for giving me some faith in humanity!

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    ed_levy jinssam Thursday, February 16, 2017

    among asians they hold honor and debt as serious things. unlike in the US we don't even remember who built railroads or made California the rich state it is (Chinese build the infrastructure and made 49 Gold Rush & Statehood possible and today Mexicans and migrants make the entire AGRICULTURE of the state possible, not to mention Asians & Indians making Apple and silicon valley able to compete with international tech companies)

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    Nadjeortez ed_levy Thursday, February 16, 2017

    The Chinese made the railroads hundreds of years ago. They where tricked and told they where going to get good paying jobs and where given the job of working the rail roads. And apple has what to do with asians? Its a white owned company.

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    H8erade Nadjeortez Friday, February 17, 2017

    Apple is a publicly traded company, it's not "white owned." If they were a private company and the owners were white then yes it is white owned (Steve Jobs was half arab). He's saying how a lot of the top engineers at Apple, Facebook, and Google are Asian and without those people, those companies wouldn't be where they're at. Microsoft and Google CEO's are both Indian.

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    DZico Thursday, February 16, 2017

    what the fuck was Ethiopians doesn't fighting in S.korea ? Ethiopia have one of the most corrupted regimes in africa , what were they doing fighting in foreign land for case that have nothing to do with them ?

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    DZico Thursday, February 16, 2017

    *doing

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    mamley_quartey Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Lovely gesture-so many Africans fought in many wars with the West, few are remembered honorably. Thank you for showing that you care!

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    DZico mamley_quartey Thursday, February 16, 2017

    yeah they were treating african soilders as Mercenaries , africa have many corrupted regimes that don't care for their populations so it's not wonder to see african soilders being rented out to fight for wars that have nothing to do with them , in forgien land they die and for case that have nothing to do with them . this nothing to be proud of when african nations still haven't grown up after those many years .

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    ed_levy DZico Thursday, February 16, 2017

    lol yes by donating AFTER THEIR SERVICE they are mercs. that's the thing about mercs... they're known for their PENSIONS> hahahahahahhahahhahahahahahahahhaaha

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    DZico ed_levy Thursday, February 16, 2017

    are you even sure that those donations will reach those so called veterans , I am sure the government will steal it like they steal the rest of the country money .. also ethopia didn't send those soilders for free they took money but that money didn't reach those soilders and were given to the military regime and corrupted government

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    hyukki Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Lovely!

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    BigBangVIP_NYC Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Warms my heart. God bless their kind souls. Gratitude is so important!!

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