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The Korean axe murder incident was the killing of two US Army officers, Captain Arthur Bonifas and First Lieutenant Mark Barrett, by North Korean soldiers on August 18,in the Joint Security Area in the Korean Demilitarized Zone. The US Army officers had been part of a work party cutting down a poplar tree in the JSA. Three days later, American and South Korean forces launched Operation Paul Bunyan, an operation that cut down the tree with a show of force to intimidate North Korea Location: Joint Security Area, Korean Demilitarized.
On 18 August a Korean work force was escorted by CPT Bonifas and 1LT Barrett to trim the large poplar tree. The UNC force on 18 August consisted of the two US officers, an Republic of.
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Aug 21, Hundreds of troops were mobilised as a group of engineers drove in to chop down the tree In AugustNorth Korean soldiers attacked a group of US and South Korean men trimming Estimated Reading Time: 9 mins. Sep 14, Two American officers on a pre-agreed mission to trim a tree blocking the view of the U.S.-South Korean unit that patrolled the Joint Security Area- a Estimated Reading Time: 9 mins. Aug 18, Bonifas and Barrett, part of a man U.N.
Command security team, were sent with workers to trim the tree after the North Korean side was informed of their intent. May 04, O n the morning of Aug. 18,two American soldiers set off to trim a poplar tree in the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ).
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The tree was obscuring the line of. Jun 10, PANMUNJOM, South Korea- Meters from where the leaders of North and South Korea recently planted a pine tree to memorialize their blossoming bid for peace, North Korean Estimated Reading Time: 10 mins.