Cheorwon, GANGWON, SOUTH KOREA. 11th Apr, 2018. April 11, 2018-Goyang, South Korea-South Korean Army soldiers visit battle of white horse memorial monument in Cheorwon, South Korea. The Battle of White Horse was another in a series of bloody battles for dominant hilltop positions during the Korean War. Baengma-goji was a 395-metre (1,296 ft) hill in the Iron Triangle, formed by Pyonggang at its peak and Gimhwa-eup and Cheorwon at its base, was a strategic transportation route in the central region of the Korean peninsula. White Horse was the crest of a forested hill mass that extended in a n

Cheorwon, GANGWON, SOUTH KOREA. 11th Apr, 2018. April 11, 2018-Goyang, South Korea-South Korean Army soldiers visit battle of white horse memorial monument in Cheorwon, South Korea. The Battle of White Horse was another in a series of bloody battles for dominant hilltop positions during the Korean War. Baengma-goji was a 395-metre (1,296 ft) hill in the Iron Triangle, formed by Pyonggang at its peak and Gimhwa-eup and Cheorwon at its base, was a strategic transportation route in the central region of the Korean peninsula. White Horse was the crest of a forested hill mass that extended in a n Stock Photo
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April 11, 2018 - Cheorwon, GANGWON, SOUTH KOREA - April 11, 2018-Goyang, South Korea-South Korean Army soldiers visit battle of white horse memorial monument in Cheorwon, South Korea. The Battle of White Horse was another in a series of bloody battles for dominant hilltop positions during the Korean War. Baengma-goji was a 395-metre (1, 296 ft) hill in the Iron Triangle, formed by Pyonggang at its peak and Gimhwa-eup and Cheorwon at its base, was a strategic transportation route in the central region of the Korean peninsula. White Horse was the crest of a forested hill mass that extended in a northwest-to-southeast direction for about two miles (3 km), part of the area controlled by the U.S. IX Corps, and considered an important outpost hill with a good command over the Yokkok-chon Valley, dominating the western approaches to Cheorwon. Loss of the hill would force the IX Corps to withdraw to the high ground south of the Yokkok-chon in the Cheorwon area, would deny the IX Corps use of the Cheorwon road net, and would open up the entire Cheorwon area to enemy attack and penetration. During ten days of battle, the hill would change hands 24 times after repeated attacks and counterattacks for its possession. It was one of the most intense position-grasping battle for a small hill during the course of the Korean War. Afterwards, Baengma-goji looked like a threadbare white horse, thence its name of Baengma, meaning a white horse. (Credit Image: © Ryu Seung-Il via ZUMA Wire)

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