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Jack Wiseman took this photo of the border between North and South Korea six months after the armistice ended the Korean War in 1953. Following the armistice, Wiseman was switched to an observation battalion monitoring the border. Like many Korean War veterans, Wiseman is frustrated but not surprised that the tenuous peace that so many died to establish is once again threatened, and the border he photographed in December 1953 is once again a point of major contention on the world stage.



Originally published: 2013-04-10 12:09:34
Last modified: 2013-04-10 12:09:34

Wiseman recalls Korean armistice

Matthew Hundley / (matthew.hundley@averyjournal.com)

Jack Wiseman took this photo of the border between North and South Korea six months after the armistice ended the Korean War in 1953. Following the armistice, Wiseman was switched to an observation battalion monitoring the border. Like many Korean War veterans, Wiseman is frustrated but not surprised that the tenuous peace that so many died to establish is once again threatened, and the border he photographed in December 1953 is once again a point of major contention on the world stage.