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Category:No Gun Ri Massacre

No Gun Ri Massacre 
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Instance of massacre
Location Nogeun-ri
Start time 26 July 1950
End time 29 July 1950
Authority control
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36° 10′ 30″ N, 127° 46′ 30″ E

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English: The No Gun Ri Massacre was the large-scale killing of South Korean refugees by the 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment and by U.S. air attack early in the Korean War near the village of No Gun Ri, 100 miles southeast of Seoul. The South Korean government in 2005 certified the names of 163 dead and missing, mostly women, children and old men, and 55 wounded, including some who later died of their wounds. The committee said other victims' names were not reported because of the passage of time and other factors. The South Korean government-funded No Gun Ri Peace Foundation, which operates a memorial park and museum at the massacre site, estimated in 2011 that 250–300 were killed. Survivors themselves had estimated 400 were killed in these events of July 26-29, 1950.

The massacre allegations were little known outside Korea until the U.S.-based Associated Press news agency reported in 1999 that it had interviewed a dozen 7th Cavalry veterans who corroborated the Korean survivors' accounts. After years of rejecting the claims, the Pentagon investigated, reversed itself and affirmed the AP's core findings. But the Pentagon's 2001 report called the three days of bloodshed "an unfortunate tragedy inherent to war and not a deliberate killing." It found no wrongdoing and assigned no blame, and the U.S. rejected the survivors' demands for an apology and compensation.

In taking that position, however, the U.S. Army's 300-page report did not disclose the existence of military documents and veterans' statements showing that a policy and practice of indiscriminate killing of civilians existed at the time, prompted by commanders' fears of enemy North Korean infiltrators among South Korean refugee columns. The documents include a report by the U.S. ambassador in South Korea that the U.S. military had adopted a theater-wide policy of firing on approaching refugee groups. The No Gun Ri killings began the next day.

Many of these undisclosed documents, ordering troops to "shoot all refugees coming across river," and saying refugees are "fair game," for example, have been uploaded to this page, under the series No Gun Ri 01 through No Gun Ri 18. (Disregard the extraneous files new8thcav.jpg and No Gun Ri-8th Cavalry.jpg.)


한국어: 노근리 민간인 학살 사건은 한국 전쟁 중, 조선인민군의 침공을 막고 있던 미국 1 기병 사단 7 기병 연대 예하 부대가 1950년 7월 25일 ~ 7월 29일 사이에 충청북도 영동군 황간면 노근리 경부선 철로와 쌍굴다리에서 폭격과 기관총 발사를 시작하여, 민간인들을 학살한 전쟁 범죄이다. 노근리 부근에서 발견되는 민간인을 적으로 간주하라는 명령을 받았으며, 이 명령에 따라 학살을 한것으로 전해진다. 노근리 학살사건을 실제 경험했던 생존피해자와 유족들인 정은용, 정구도, 양해찬, 정구호, 서정구씨 등으로 1994년에 구성된 노근리 미군 민간인 학살 사건 대책위원회(위원장 : 정은용)에서는 사망자 135명,부상자 47명 모두 182명의 희생자를 확인했으며, 400여명의 희생자가 있을 것으로 추정하고 있다.

Media in category "No Gun Ri Massacre"

The following 39 files are in this category, out of 39 total.