Marines held a ceremony to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island

A Marine Corps K9 self-propelled howitzer resists a North Korean surprise attack on November 23, 2010. Marine

The Marine Corps Command held the ‘Memorial Ceremony for the 11th Anniversary of the Battle of Yeonpyeong Island and the Victory Ceremony’ at the Daejeon National Cemetery on the 23rd to commemorate the two Marines who died.

The commemoration ceremony held on this day, supervised by Defense Minister Seo Wook, was the first official commemoration event held under the name of ‘Yeonpyeong Island Artillery Battle’. In March last year, the Ministry of National Defense issued an official notice to units at each level stating that the official name should be changed from ‘Yeonpyeong Island Artillery Provocation’ to ‘Yeonpyeong Island Artillery Battle’.

The Yeonpyeong Island Artillery Battle was a battle in which the Yeonpyeong unit of the Marine Corps immediately responded with K-9 self-propelled artillery in response to North Korea’s surprise artillery attack at 2:34 pm on November 23, 2010.

At the ceremony, awards and commendation ceremony were also held for nine additionally selected Yeonpyeong Island artillery war veterans after the 73rd Armed Forces Day ceremony this year. Major Kim Jeong-su (then captain), who participated in the battle as the commander of the 7th Artillery Company at the time of the bombardment, read the retrospective and expressed his longing for the two Marines who died.

Defense Minister Seo Wook said in his memorial service, “The government will do its best to honor and honor all those who have dedicated themselves to the country.” said.

The Marine Corps Command announced that it has designated the 22nd to the 26th as a reminder period for the Yeonpyeong Island shelling battle, and is conducting special mental strength training for all units, watching the video above of the Yeonpyeong Island shelling battle, and training on situational measures for the Northwest Islands Unit.

Reference-www.khan.co.kr

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