The Korean War ended on July 27, 1953, with the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. Truce talks had started July 10, 1951, after United States and United Nations forces went to the aid of South Korea who was invaded by North Korea June 25, 1950.
The Korean War, often called the “Forgotten War,” saw some 5.8 million American soldiers, sailors and air force members serve their country. The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. honors their service and sacrifice.
At the time, The Baltimore Sun sent several war correspondents to Korea to cover the war including James M. Cannon and John T. Ward who sent back photos from the front lines. According to the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, 527 Maryland citizens died in hostile action. Their names along with those still listed as missing in action are on Maryland’s Korean War Memorial, located at 2903 Boston Street in Canton.
This post was originally published on July 26, 2013.
Korean War fighter pilot is still missing in action
Baltimore man was killed in waning hours of Korean War, which ended 60 years ago Saturday
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun
1:25 p.m. EDT, July 25, 2013
A white stone grave marker standing in the Baltimore National Cemetery under an ancient oak tree is all that remains to remind passers-by of the brief life of Ensign Edwin Nash Broyles Jr.
Broyles, a Navy fighter pilot from Guilford, was killed in the waning hours of the Korean War, which ended in a cease fire 60 years ago Saturday.
Broyles, 27 and a pilot of a F2H-2 Banshee fighter jet, was last seen July 26, 1953, as his plane descended in a 40-degree dive at 6,000 feet, after a bombing raid on Hoeryong Air Field in North Korea.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Bedford Place, Broyles studied at Gilman School, Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., and the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., from which he graduated in 1946.