"The GIs took away my arms and hands," said Oak Hee Lee of North Korea, describing the tragedy she suffered as a child during the Korean War. American soldiers, she said, shot off both her hands when they caught her foraging for food for her family. Afterward, she recalled, "The GIs put me in a truck and drove to a nearby village. I screamed and yelled and cried for Mommy." The GIs blindfolded her, tied her to a wooden bench, and, "after they cut off my left arm, they started on my right," she said through tears. She didn't know whether they had used "a... More >>>
By photo: Jay Muhlin
Civilian survivors of the Korean War honor those killed by the American military.