I am finally home from my TDY trip to Korea, so I can now access blogger with something other than my tablet. Being able to see it in English is also a nice touch.
|One of the many peaks I would need to climb.|
|A view from the mountain top to the growing hive of humanity below.|
At the base of the mountain I discovered the Nakdong River Battle Museum. Daegu was near the Northwest edge of the Busan (Pusan) perimeter, and you can see the Nakdong river from the mountaintop.
The entrance to the museum contains a large mural commemorating the work of Korean and United Nations forces and a small vehicle park.
All the armored vehicles on display are painted in the ROKA standard camouflage which appears similar the old MERDC summer pattern. The vehicles included an ASV
and M110 (8in Howitzer)
|A gentle reminder the next time my students complain about homework.|
Inside the museum you are met by what I assume is "Uncle Kim" (not that Kim, roughly 20% of Koreans share the name. It's the "John Williams" of the Korean Peninsula.)
|I have no idea what this says.|
Upstairs there are several displays about the fighting in the area as well as a history of South Korea in the Cold War. This includes some captured heavy weapons and other uniform memorabilia
There is also a rather poignant memorial to the fallen that includes dogtags and pictures.
There was also a set of displays of graphic drawings depicting North Korean human rights atrocities as a reminder for why South Korea needs to remain resolute. I departed the museum and started my climb. This would be the only "modern" piece of military history I would seek out on this trip.