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Springfield veterans remember Korean War 60 years later

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

This weekend marks the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

Sunday, in front of the city's Korean War monument, veterans from that conflict paid tribute to the tens of thousands of U.S. servicemen that lost their lives in the war.

The United States was the main ally to South Korea as they fought off an invasion from North Korea.

With South Korea remaining a free country today, one local veteran said it is a sign that they were victorious.

"We kept communists from taking over South Korea and to see them flourishing the way it is, it is very gratifying to all of us," said Frank Zazyczni, an Air Force veteran. "Those in combat, those who didn't serve in combat. The Korean people are so great. They keep honoring us year after year."

In the Korean War, the United States suffered over 33,000 battle deaths and nearly 3,000 non-battle deaths, and close to 8,200 servicemen were missing in action.

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