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Conflict over a Tree in the DMZ

In August 1976, two US soldiers were killed in the zone between North and South Korea. Eugene Bickley was part of the platoon sent into the DMZ when tensions escalated.

On August 18 1976 an American platoon was sent into the DMZ between North and South Korea, to trim a tree that was obscuring the view of a manned checkpoint. Two US soldiers were killed as tensions escalated in the no man's land. Rachael Gillman has been speaking to US army veteran Eugene Bickley about his experiences that day.

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Thu 18 Aug 2016 07:50GMT


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