The Korean War, is often called “The Forgotten War” or “The Unknown War", as a result of the division of Korea in 1945 at the end of World War II and the global tensions of the Cold War North Korea supported by China and the Soviet Union invaded South Korea on June 25th, 1950. The United Nations condemned the action. Within days, President Truman ordered US air and sea forces under the command of General Douglas MacArthur to help South Korea defend itself.
United Nations forces led by the United States.
Proudly We Served: Virgin Islands Veterans of the Korean War is the third film in a documentary video series produced by the American Legion, District No. 10. This video is based on interviews with Virgin Islands veterans and looks at the veterans’ reasons for serving in the armed forces, documents their experiences with racial prejudice while serving their country, and explores their feelings towards the war and the effects it had on their lives.