Education: Veteran to speak about Korean War at RCCC
Paul Juneau, a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War, will speak to a combination American history-American literature class at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, on April 23. The public is invited.
Juneau will speak from 9:25 to 10:30 a.m., in room 2220 of the 2000 Building at RCCC’s South Campus.
Juneau fought in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in December 1950. U.S. Marines were part of 30,000 United Nations troops, nicknamed the “Frozen Chosin,” who fought approximately 150,000 Chinese Army troops in a bitter winter engagement.
Surrounded by the Chinese, the UN forces’ only lifeline was a 15-foot wide, steep mountain road and main supply route that led to the port city of Hungnam. The route was a dangerous, 78-mile journey, made far more difficult by the massive enemy force surrounding it. The withdrawal, the longest in American military history, took 13 days and cost many lives.
Juneau is a scholar of the Korean War and is active in veterans groups.
Seating space is limited. Contact Sandie Barnhouse, RCCC English instructor, to reserve a seat : email@example.com.
RCCC’s South Campus is located at 1531Trinity Church Rd., just off I-85 (exit 55) and N.C. 73.