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Capitol Perspectives: Missouri’s role in Korean Conflict must never be lost in history

 by Mark D. Hughes

On June 25, 1950, an estimated 25,000 troops of the North Korean People’s Army crossed the 38th Parallel, invading the Republic of South Korea and triggering the first military action of the Cold War.

The battleship USS Missouri, on whose decks World War II had ended fewer than five years earlier, was already on its way to support U.N. troops on the Korean coast. Missouri’s own

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