When Moscow supported the North Korean invasion (with Chinese support), of South Korea, June 1950, President Truman committed limited U.S. forces to help the United Nations prevent this overt military action. The United Nations, fearing the destruction of human rights, desired to stop the spread of Communism on the Korean Peninsula.
It took the United Nations Military two more years to win many costly battles and dig in north of the 38th parallel.
With the election of President Eisenhower, came his goal of an “honorable end” to the Korean War. Within a few months, the Communists eased their demands and a cease-fire agreement was signed on July 27, 1953.
The Motts Military Museum’s Korean War exhibit is distinguished for its content. This includes the exceptional Marine flight helmet of fighter pilot, Lt. James Thacker.