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Unforgettable: The Korean War

Airs Monday, June 21, 2010 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Easy Company (E-Company), 13th Infantry Battalion, Marine Corps Reserve unit activated for the Korean conflict in July of 1950.

Spencer Titley, who appears in the program, was commissioned as a U.S. Army Reserves officer upon graduating the ROTC program in 1951 and was immediately sent to Korea to serve with a combat engineering battalion.

Above: Spencer Titley, who appears in the program, was commissioned as a U.S. Army Reserves officer upon graduating the ROTC program in 1951 and was immediately sent to Korea to serve with a combat engineering battalion.

Korean War veterans recount their memories of America in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when young men from all over the country were being shipped off to defend South Korea against the advancing Red Army in the north.

"Unforgettable: The Korean War" recalls the "un-won" war that never ended...no one even wanted to call it a war: it was "the Korean conflict" or a "police action." Finally, it was called the Forgotten War. No matter the name, the Korean War killed tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers and affected many more lives at home.

As veteran Spencer Titley from the United States Army recalls, “I know no great novel written about it. And there is no poetry written. No songs. Nothing on the culture side marks the passage of Korea. It was basically over and done with and forgotten.”

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Preview: Unforgettable: The Korean War

Above: "Unforgettable: The Korean War" is a powerful journey with Korean War veterans as they recall their memories and emotions of the war and of America in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when young men from all over the world were being shipped off to defend South Korea against the advancing Communist Army.