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  • The Oregon Air National Guard and the Korean War

    Seventy years ago, on June 25, 1950, the Democratic Peopleā€˜s Republic of Korea (North Korea) invaded the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in a blatant display of aggression, drawing the United States into a war to ensure the freedom of South Korea. As the sharp conflict escalated and worldwide tensions arose, the United States mobilized its reserve forces in the first nationwide wartime test of the capability of the Air National Guard (ANG).