16 Women Participated in the Korean War Got Recognized for the First Time

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Women who fought in North Korea during the Korean War as prat of the irregular army were recognized and paid for the first time.

According to the Ministry of National Defense on July 28th, 2022, the Ministry of National Defense’s Remuneration Deliberation Committee for Contributors to Irregular Soldiers recognized 16 female members of the irregular army who served during the Korean War. This is the first time women are getting recognized and merit pay.

Irregular Army means people who belonged to an organization or unit that infiltrated enemy territory and conducted irregular warfare from August 15, 1948, to July 27, 1953. These include the KLO (Korea Liaison Office, US 8240 Unit, Yeongdo Guerilla Unit, and 6004 Unit.

Women who were recognized as contributors this time were found to be performing irregular warfare such as intelligence gathering and guerilla activities by disguising as refugees or couples.

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