This Korean Photographer Surprises American War Veterans


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  1. at 3:57, “How can they be so proud of coming to fight in another country’s war?” – its NOT just another country’s war. Korea was just happen to be the chosen battlefield for US-Soviet love hate feud much like Vietnam. if no foreign element gets involved, Korean today would be a different story

  2. When BTS honored the Korean war veterans last year, China lashed out saying “The band’s totally one-sided attitude to the Korean War hurts their feelings and negates history”. What are they supposed to do then, honor enemy Chinese soldiers who backed North Korea?

  3. Soliders from 16 countries went to the war against North Korea for what? Tbh i dont see justice and anything to be proud of in participating in the war. It is a war for the interest of USSR and USA, but the koreans end up to be the victims.

  4. I think you’re doing a wonderful job, Rami. I pray you will be able to meet the rest of the Korean war veterans the world over. Thank you Asian Boss for another great segment.👍🙏

  5. Doing my part to spread this video by commenting. I know my grandfather was a cryptographer in the service, but I’m not sure he was in Korea for the war or what happened and when
    Also, another video hitting one of my weak spots with sincerity: elders

  6. My grandpa was a Korean War veteran and he lives with us. Strong and healthy at 93 years of age. He worked as a Liason officer between South Korean and UN forces working in the intelligence unit. He showed me his service medal gifted to him from the South Korean government, proud of his service but anguished by the brothers and family he’s lost to war and combat. I can only imagine the darker days he lived through, but also how his generation truly was “the greatest generation”. Mad respect for all veterans out there.

  7. Wow this is just so human. I’m usually against wars, being from the us, so pro veteran stuff is sometimes iffy, but this was just beautiful in portraying history, and the lives that lived it.
    I hope Rami Hyun gets a nice donation or something so he can keep doing what he wants.

  8. What a meaningful mission to commemorate the veterans. Serve as reminder to be appreciative of our freedom, as many had lost their precious life. Its indeed a heartwarming stories., proof that gratefulness and respect still exist.

  9. Technically, lost the war because your country is still divided. Not to mention the millions of Korean civilian deaths. (More than WW2, the Vietnam War, and 35 years of Japanese colonialism.)

  10. You need to get Hiroshi Miyamura picture! In my hometown in Gallup, New Mexico we have a high school named after him. He received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War and also served in WWII.

  11. Watching this, I had a huge smile on my face. Just to see all these veterans, the truly brave ones get the recognition that our countries fail to give them makes me so happy. Keep it up Rami, We need all these heros to stay with us so we can learn from them. For our future generations.

  12. I LOVE that the photographer was so comfortable giving and receiving big, old bear hugs! That did my heart good. Asians in general are absolutely NOT comfortable with spontaneous hugs and kisses, but he seems to celebrate Western affection, even spotlighting some of the couple’s clasped hands and embraces. How can we support his work?

  13. I got the honor to meet a Korean War Veteran. I was at a supermarket and helped him with his groceries. At that time we were preparing for a hurricane that ended up being catastrophic. Till this day I think sometimes of him and wonder how is he doing… I would love to meet him again, he was so kind and was wearing his hat so proudly.

  14. I still meet ww2 veterans as well as Korean and Vietnam, MIAMI VA HOSPITAL AND IN FLORIDA KEYS, ,,I KNOW HOW IT WAS,MY FAMILY AND ME,,MY STEP GRANDFATHER WAS SHOCKED WHEN THE WAVES OF CHINESE SWARMED IN,FROM NORTH KOREA, MOST, FROZE,OR WERE AMBUSHED, DURING UNEXPECTED FIRST WAVES, ,

  15. Much respect to Rami for doing this! Sadly people don’t learn well about the history at large. Different countries have different priority or even censor certain things. But also think of this, exams in schools they check if you know exact years of different event and checking details. But same students can be totally oblivious to whole events at different time and place. That just goes to show how wicked the teaching of history is. That’s when you lost the purpose of teaching history and just make it to any other subject you have to pass for a degree. It’s a failure really.

  16. You should come to Puerto Rico. There are many of the korean war veterans living here. They’re called the Borinqueneers. They belonged to the 65th infantry regiment. 🇵🇷

  17. Hey Asian Boss good work going but I would appreciate more if you show some content from other Asian countries like Israel,Nepal, Bangladesh etc.

  18. Thank you for this video. My grandfather has already passed on, but he served in the Korean War. He lost one of his brothers there, and then lost another brother a few years later in Vietnam. He never wanted to talk to us about the war.

  19. I salute you bro. and all the soldiers fought for the freedom of South Koreans. May they forever be reminded that once in their history Americans fought for their freedom. Love this kind of heartwarming videos. and now I’m crying.😭😭💔❤

  20. “To become a great country, you have your freedom, you have your liberty, you have your ups and downs like we have, but it’s up to you people to make sure that your country always stays free and always fights for liberty.”

    Frank J. Petraglia (US Army Korean War Veteran (1953-54))

  21. I always wonder why foreigners always say “Korean war is forgotten war”. At least it’s not a forgotten war here in Korea. Korean government have invited Korean war veterans to Seoul every year. And they even send masks to Korean war veterans last year because of this pandemic.

  22. This guy gets it. I mean IT. No greater Love is there than one person lays down his life for his friends, or his fellow human sisters and brothers

  23. I’m from Colombia and I know the president of that time sent soldiers to the Korean war. I don’t even know if some of them are alive tho…

  24. This is amazing. Thank you Asian Boss. Your channel has helped me think about things in a way I never appreciated before. Best to you, keep it up, and I can’t wait to see what else you have to share.

  25. I thought many (maybe most) Koreans don’t appreciate Americans liberating them from communism. Blaming the USA and white people for everything is now the trend. I’m pleasantly surprised.

  26. What a remarkable young man!! I know that I’m going to sound like a typical old man when I say this, but too many young people today don’t know about these sorts of things and they’re certainly not taught about them in school anymore. I’m a Vietnam War veteran, and I can honestly say that our biggest fear is to not be remembered for what we did. Way to many people forget that “Freedom isn’t Free!” Thanks for telling this story Asian Boss!

  27. You are a fine man for all the painstaking efforts plus your money just so you are able to show your care and concern for the foreign soldier heroes who fought your war. Say, have you any knowledge also of the Filipino war heroes who fought for our Korean brothers .

  28. The price of gold was fixed at $35 an ounce in 1934, but by the time the U.S. got through the Korean War, the Vietnam war, with all the associated secular inflation, the price level had gone up nearly three times. So, there’s more to the Korean War et al than meets the eye.

  29. What a fine project! My father served in the Korean war. He was shipped off to a place he knew little about, but served his time. He did not speak about the war very much, but I knew he was proud to help keep a people free. The ROK repaid the U.S. for the help they recieved by being tough, strong allies to the U.S. during the war in Vietnam. I miss my dad. I would have liked to have known more about his service in Korea.

  30. This is such a heartfelt mission! I hope he has great success in being able to meet with as many Korean veterans as possible. 🙏🏼 My grandpa is also a Korean War veteran.

  31. Why not making documentaries about the land and people that USA raped and destroyed?
    Was it heroic to napalm a whole country and commit mass slaughter?
    SHAME on USA for that war too!

  32. My grandpa served as a crane operator right after the war finished, helping to do some stuff there. He tells me that the Koreans would put their kimchi on his crane engine to warm it up. He always hated the smell though. Haha sadly some of the only Korean he remembers is 담배 주세요.

  33. My grandpa served in the Korean conflict. He died in 2013. He treasured his time in Korea and shared interesting stories from that time. I recognize any military service might be problematic but I’m confident his service, at least, was non violent and humanitarian.

  34. I would totally recommend to him to visit the Philippines soon considering we have a good number of Korean war veterans some who live in the provinces and are farmers or live just very simple lives at this point. We also have a former president who is very much still alive who is from that generation and even from WW2 and he should totally meet him before the said former president dies.

  35. My dad was a Korean War Veteran but he just passed away at 89. 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔. Very under recognized group! Thank you for this great project. We should’ve met earlier

  36. This was truly touching! As a 30 year Marine Corps Veteran and the daughter of a WWII Army Veteran I SALUTE YOU! Thank you for this and to you Asian Boss, BIG HUGS! Please continue your great work! “FREEDOM ISN’T FREE!”

  37. Really enjoyed this video. I’m fortunate to live in DC where I can walk through the Korean War Memorial every weekend to pay homage. The memorial is most poignant during snowfall, when the statues of soldiers are laden with snow on their helmets & packs. The National Park Service is in the process of adding a new Wall of Remembrance that will list more than 40,000 Americans and KATUSA who died during the Korean War

  38. I appreciate the thought but it’s really a dishonor to some countries to have their efforts go unappreciated. This video just shows how strong Koreans look up to Caucasian while taking other races for granted and doesn’t acknowledge their effort just because they’re below in the hierarchy.

  39. Omgggg every American/Korean/Korean-American should watch this!!!! WhAt an amazing guy honoring the people that fought for his country ….. beautiful !!!! What stories he must have heard!!!

  40. Great story, Asian Boss! You might want to put the Go Fund me link in a pinned comment, instead of only in the description (it’s easy for people to miss the descriptions). Feel free to add a link to support you guys too in the same comment.

  41. Wooow! What you are doing is great for the veterans. They deserve so much more for what they sacrificed. This makes me miss my grandpa even more because he was in Korea. Thanks for what you do

  42. You are the best Asian Boss! It is especially heartwarming to see someone sacrifice his time and money to show some love for people who fought in a war for them. Truly a sweet act, I hope he can continue doing this and make so many others feel proud too.

  43. I have a really hard time accepting any sort of military force for personal reasons but this surely made me look things from a different perspective. Tks Rami & Asian Boss, I’ll stay curious!

  44. The soldiers already paid enough. This young man knows this. This makes me so proud of our old US soldiers. What a fine man to do this for them. If you ever come to Los Angeles there is a Koren War memorial near my home, you’re more then welcome to stay in our guest room to save money. We also have a huge amount of Veteran lodges in the area. Best of luck.

  45. I met a Korean veteran in my home town in Canada. The only people who even cared were half a world away. In Korea. It makes me sad that the Canadian government doesn’t care. I do. Thank you.

  46. He’s a hero saving these veterans from being forgotten❤️
    Need to show my grandpa this. Maybe he can get himself photographed too one day

  47. I cried while watching this. My grandfathers were both Korean War Veterans. My last grandfather passed away this past may. He thought no one cared because he was part of the forgotten war and never talked about it. I finally got a story about 5 years ago at my college graduation dinner. I wish I could have taken him with me to South Korea 2 years ago when I visited. He would have loved to have seen the country. Our family has many pictures he took but will never get to hear the stories because he passed. So thank so much for doing this, showing these veterans how much they actually meant and recording their stories.

  48. Whoaaaaaaaa this is so smart…………… getting to hear the stories of people who where soliders back then…. but between 17-20 to be recruited sooo young?! I didn’t know what I was doing back then…. gosh……..

  49. Let the stories of bloody struggles for freedom be a reminder for future generations that freedom is expensive and must never be taken for granted. PH-KR

  50. Great work.
    My last uncle just passed several weeks ago. He was a Japanese American WWII veteran who served in Europe.
    Younger generations are not being taught the enormous sacrifices the previous generation did for us.

  51. My Uncle Leonard Wieers who currently lives in Fargo, North Dakota, USA served in the US Navy during the Korean War as well as my deceased Uncle Theodore Wieers.

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