Südkorea: Nach Landminen-Explosion erhalten Soldaten Denkmal und Medaillen

Im Sommer war es zu Scharmützeln zwischen Nord- und Südkorea gekommen, nachdem zwei südkoreanische Soldaten durch nordkoreanische Landminen verletzt wurden. Die zwei Soldaten erhalten nun Medaillen - und ein Ehrendenkmal. (auf Englisch)

Ein Grenzübergang zwischen Südkorea und Nordkorea - von Michael Day unter CC BY 2.0


Two Army staff sergeants who were wounded by landmine explosions in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in August received military medals for their sacrifices and courage, the Army said Wednesday.

SSgt. Kim Jung-won, who lost his foot and right ankle, and SSgt. Ha Jae-hun, who lost both his legs below the knee, were on patrol in the DMZ on Aug. 4, when they stepped on landmines planted by North Korean soldiers.

"The Order of National Security Merit Gwangbok Medal was conferred on the two men," the Army announced. "Six other soldiers who also participated in the border patrol received citations from the President, defense minister and Army chief of staff."

The Order of National Security Merit, presented to military personnel who render distinguished services for national security, is divided into five classes and the Gwangbok Medal is the fifth-grade class.

Weiterlesen auf: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/people/2015/12/178_193889.html



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