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Signing armistic agreement that ended Korean War July 27, 1953

Signing armistic agreement that ended Korean War July 27, 1953

GIs and Korean service corpsmen stack up the enormous pile of empty artillery and mortar shell casings at a collecting point near the front, pointing to the huge amount of lead thrown at the enemy in four days of fighting for outpost Harry, June 18, 1953. (AP Photo/Gene Smith) #

GIs and Korean service corpsmen stack up the enormous pile of empty artillery and mortar shell casings at a collecting point near the front, pointing to the huge amount of lead thrown at the enemy in four days of fighting for outpost Harry, June 18, 1953. (AP Photo/Gene Smith) #

Four tired, bearded and grimy U.S. Marines just off the fighting line on western Korean front, read good news in an official handout that armistice to end war was about to be signed at Panmunjom on July 26, 1953. Identifiable at right is PFC Thomas W. O'Connell of Hammond, Wisconsin. (AP Photo/George Sweers) #

Four tired, bearded and grimy U.S. Marines just off the fighting line on western Korean front, read good news in an official handout that armistice to end war was about to be signed at Panmunjom on July 26, 1953. Identifiable at right is PFC Thomas W. O'Connell of Hammond, Wisconsin. (AP Photo/George Sweers) #

Korean War, Prisoners of War. Repatriated Prisoners of War upon their arrival at San Francisco, California, aboard USNS General Nelson M. Walker (AP 125). Second POW disembarking from ship is greeted by Mayor Robinson of San Francisco. Photographed August 23, 1953. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Korean War, Prisoners of War. Repatriated Prisoners of War upon their arrival at San Francisco, California, aboard USNS General Nelson M. Walker (AP 125). Second POW disembarking from ship is greeted by Mayor Robinson of San Francisco. Photographed August 23, 1953. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Korean War, Prisoners of War. Repatriated Prisoners of War upon their arrival at San Francisco, California, aboard USNS General Nelson M. Walker (AP 125). The Second POW to arrive is reunited with his wife and mother. Photographed August 23, 1953. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Korean War, Prisoners of War. Repatriated Prisoners of War upon their arrival at San Francisco, California, aboard USNS General Nelson M. Walker (AP 125). The Second POW to arrive is reunited with his wife and mother. Photographed August 23, 1953. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

https://flic.kr/p/HsDrDw | 80-G-626702 | 80-G-626702:  Korean War, Prisoners of War.   Repatriated Prisoners of War upon their arrival at San Francisco, California, aboard USNS General Nelson M. Walker (AP 125).   AD1 George McNeal, at left, relates his experiences to Rear Admiral George R. Henderson.  Mayor Robinson of San Francisco is on the right.  Photographed August 23, 1953.  U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.  (2016/06/21).

https://flic.kr/p/HsDrDw | 80-G-626702 | 80-G-626702: Korean War, Prisoners of War. Repatriated Prisoners of War upon their arrival at San Francisco, California, aboard USNS General Nelson M. Walker (AP 125). AD1 George McNeal, at left, relates his experiences to Rear Admiral George R. Henderson. Mayor Robinson of San Francisco is on the right. Photographed August 23, 1953. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. (2016/06/21).

Korean War, Prisoners of War. Repatriated Prisoners of War upon their arrival at San Francisco, California, aboard USNS General Nelson M. Walker (AP 125). Prisoners of War Reunited with their wives and families. Photographed August 23, 1953. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Korean War, Prisoners of War. Repatriated Prisoners of War upon their arrival at San Francisco, California, aboard USNS General Nelson M. Walker (AP 125). Prisoners of War Reunited with their wives and families. Photographed August 23, 1953. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Korean War, Prisoners of War. Repatriated Prisoners of War upon their arrival at San Francisco, California, aboard USNS General Nelson M. Walker (AP 125). USNS Nelson M. Walker passes through the Golden Gate. Photographed August 23, 1953. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Korean War, Prisoners of War. Repatriated Prisoners of War upon their arrival at San Francisco, California, aboard USNS General Nelson M. Walker (AP 125). USNS Nelson M. Walker passes through the Golden Gate. Photographed August 23, 1953. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Sixty-three years ago today, on July 27, 1953, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed, ceasing hostilities between North Korea and South Korea.

Sixty-three years ago today, on July 27, 1953, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed, ceasing hostilities between North Korea and South Korea.

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