|Posted by Gilbert Stack on August 12, 2018 at 6:30 AM|
On this day (August 12) in 1950, North Korean troops murdered American prisoners of war in the Bloody Gulch Massacre. During the course of the battle over Pongam-ni, two battalions of field artillery were left without close infantry support and the North Koreans took advantage of the situation, killing hundreds of Americans. 75 soldiers were captured as the Americans withdrew. The North Koreans killed their prisoners—55 by machine gun and 20 via bullet to the head.