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The Origins of the US Army’s Korean Comfort Women

By Choi Kilsung,
Professor at University of East -Asia, Professor Emeritus at Hiroshima University
(2)  The Korean War As I Experienced It

July 6, 2015

Mr. Michael Yon

In this Chapter, the author vividly illustrates memories of what he experienced at the age of ten during the Korean War.

The arrival of the UN Army  In summer of 1951, fighter planes came to attack the Chinese army which occupied the village the author lived and then UN army entered the village. Villagers welcomed its tall, smartly dressed soldiers. They waved at them as they passed by. Soldiers liberally distributed chocolates, candy drops, and cookies to the villagers. Villagers liked them more and more with each passing day.

Sexual violence by the UN Army  Unfortunately, the uneasy peace did not last long and soon enough, just as the villagers had feared, the soldiers began attacking women. Unfortunately, the uneasy peace did not last long and soon enough, just as the villagers had feared, the soldiers began attacking women. The soldier even brought shepherd dogs to sniff out hided women.

Embracing prostitution  The crisis actually only lasted about two months, at most. After many prostitutes were brought into the village from Seoul, sexual violence by UN Army disappeared. It is illustrated that the prostitutes returned peace and also loveliness to the village.

Details are here;

*Chapter 1:
http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Chapter-1-US-Armys-Korean-comfort-women.pdf

*Author profile: http://www.sdh-fact.com/auther/choi-kilsung

Questions are welcome.

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Note: Japanese names are rendered surname first in accordance with Japanese custom.

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