Korean War Legacy Project

Ibrahim Yalςinkaya


Ibrahim Yalςinkaya served in the Turkish army during the Korean War.His father was a farmer and he was one of four siblings. He joined the army in 1951 and went to Korea in 1952. Ibrahim Yalςinkaya served along the Vegas Front. The fighting along the Vegas Front was extremely fierce and left many dead. He revisited South Korea and was amazed at the change, specifically how green the country became. Because of his experiences in Korea, he wishes there was no war.

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Vegas Front

Ibrahim Yalςinkaya describes the horrific conditions of fighting along the Vegas Front. The Turkish fighters were under fire for two days and nights. Most of the men that fought did not survive the fighting. Roughly sixty three out of the one hundred and ninety seven men survived. Many of the men who perished are unaccounted for.

Tags: Panmunjeom,Chinese,Communists,Fear,Front lines,Personal Loss,Pride

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Sorrow of War

Ibrahim Yalςinkaya describes a sorrow for fighting in war. The Nevada Front was very fierce. He describes a sadness for fighting. Killing someone is very hard on a person's soul. Ibrahim Yalςinkaya lost many friends in Korea.

Tags: Panmunjeom,Chinese,Depression,Fear,Personal Loss

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Sorrow for Friends Lost

Ibrahim Yalςinkaya describes returning to Korea in 2005. He went to a Korean War Memorial and looked for his friends' names, which many were missing. He wishes there was no war. Many people lost their lives and he wishes for "healthy days, days without war."

Tags: Busan,Depression,Message to Students,Personal Loss,Pride

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