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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Risch issued the following statement on the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War.

“Vicki and I wish to thank the brave Idaho soldiers and their families who 60 years ago put everything on the line to come to the aid of a people in an unknown land. These men and women battled side-by-side with nearly half a million other Americans to preserve freedom on the Korean Peninsula. While most of these troops returned home, more than 50,000 did not—including 126 Idahoans.


“Today, there are 75 Idahoans living who fought in this three-year conflict. We recognize and thank them as well as all those who have served and continue to serve in South Korea. Their selfless actions demonstrate the true cost of freedom.”