Koreans come to Vietnam to apologize


50 years after the massacre of civilians in Quang Ngai carried out by South Korean’s soldiers, a lot of Koreans have come back to the Central of Vietnam, kneeling before the memorial board to apologize Vietnam.
On December 2nd, the ceremony to mark 50 years after the massacre of South Korean’s soldiers took place in Binh Hoa Commune (Binh Son district, Quang Ngai province). After the main ceremony of the local government, 29 Korean had laid the wreath and stood in silent in front of the memorial board in a heavy rain.
As an apology, they were on their knees before the board that have names of 430 victims of the massacre. This program was operated by the Jeju Novelist Association with participation of many Korean social organizations.
Koreans were on their knees and offered incenses before the memorial board
As recorded, during three days of December 3rd, 5th and 6th 1966, the Blue Dragon division of South Korean military had killed 430 innocent civilians, mostly women, children and old people in Binh Hoa commune, Binh Son district, Quang Ngai province
Being told about the massacre, a lot of members in the  Korean delegation burst into tear.
After the ceremony, the Korean delegation visited the hatred board in Binh Hoa. On the board, there are the exact number of women, children, the old people and even the pregnant women who were killed by South Korean army. 
One member of the Korean delegation wrote down the detail of the massacre
The “Sincerely apologize Vietnam” movement has formed in Korea for more than 10 years, after the investigation reports of the female journalist Ku Su-Jeong was on The Hankyoreh21 magazine, telling about the massacre of the Korean military in Vietnam
29 Koreans spent 1 minute for tribute together
Koreans also visited the Binh Hoa martyrs cemetery
At the cemetery, the Koreans was standing bareheaded in the heavy rain
The Korean had knelt for a long time in front of Truong Dinh crater. The Binh Hoa massacre Monument includes Choi Giua field, Cau village, Truong Dinh crater, Rung steep and mass graves of the victims.
The representative of Viet-Korea peace fund had carried a Pieta Vietnam statue (the last lullaby) to the house of the victim Doan Nghia (50 years old, Binh Hoa commune) to apologize.
In the massacre, Nghia was lucky to survive because his mother had used her body to cover him in mud, however he lost his eyes. Nghia did not receive the Pieta statue personally, but had played guitar and sung for Koreans.

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Gentle Moon 19/12/16 21:05

The massacres that the Korean military committed during the Vietnam War on the Vietnamese took about 9000 lives

John Smith 19/12/16 21:06

There are also the 1966 massacres at Tay Vinh that saw 1200 civilians being slaughtered and at Go Dai with 380 people rounded up and killed

Deck Hero14 19/12/16 21:07

the fact that had been ignored for a long time after the war until it was unveiled by the South Korean media in the early 2000s

Love Peace 19/12/16 21:09

Koreans have started realizing their sins in Vietnam war

LawrenceSamuels 19/12/16 21:12

Korean and their government must officially apologize Vietnam, for the righteousness of future generations and for peace across Asia

Jane smartnic 19/12/16 21:16

we hope for peace between Vietnam and South Korea, but we should never forget the past, especially what happened in wars in Vietnam

yobro yobro 19/12/16 21:19

the South Korean government must take responsibility for its actions in the war and to shed light on a chapter in history that has affected both countries.

Only Solidar 19/12/16 21:20

The “Vietnam Pieta – the Last Lullaby” statue was created by Korean artists Kim Seo Kyung and Kim Eun Sung to comfort the souls of mothers and unnamed new-born babies killed in the massacre in Central Vietnam

MaskOf Zero 19/12/16 21:22

Ever since Vietnam and the ROK normalized diplomatic relations in 1992, there has been little discussion of the latter’s involvement in the armed conflict

Pack Cassiopian 19/12/16 21:23

South Korea deployed more than 300,000 troops to Vietnam from 1964 to 1973, second only to the U.S. military force.

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