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Ethiopian veterans share Korean experience with U.S. Army instructors
By Rick Scavetta, U.S. Army Africa
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – U.S. Army Africa officers assigned to the Ethiopian Defense Command and Staff College (EDCSC), recently spent an afternoon with veterans of the Kagnew Battalion – an Ethiopian unit that fought alongside U.S. troops during the Korean War.
Meeting with members of the Ethiopians’ Korea War Veterans Association was the start of a friendship that will continue to grow, said Lt. Col Randy Torno, who helped organized a tour in early November of the veterans museum and memorial, tucked inside a park within the Ethiopian capital.
Torno and a team of U.S. Army officers teach at the EDCSC and mentor Ethiopian military instructors. The break from the classroom offered the U.S. Soldiers a glimpse at an often forgotten chapter in military history, Torno said.