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FRONT-PAGE FLASHBACK: July 27, 1953
Sixty-one years ago, the three-year Korean War came to an end with the signing of an armistice agreement July 26, 1953.
The next day’s issue of The Free Lance–Star featured a picture of “four tired, bearded and grimy U.S. Marines just off the fighting line on western Korean front” reading the welcome news.
There was also a story about local residents who greeted the news hopefully as they awaited word of their loved ones who were missing in action.
Eighty-one Virginians died in Korea between 1950–53. Three of them were 20-year-olds from the Fredericksburg area.
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