President Eisenhower June 20 ended his Pacific tour with a flying visit to battlefields of the Korean war.
Eisenhower arrives for military parade
addresses assembled crowd
parade, soldiers and sailors
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Background: President Eisenhower June 20 ended his Pacific tour with a flying visit to battlefields of the Korean war. He want by helicopter to a Korean army headquarters 3 miles south of the 38th parallel and 13 miles from the demarcation line, and addressed both South Korean and United Nations troops, taking the salute at a march-past and laying a wreath at the Unknown Soldier's Monument.
Before leaving the same day for Honolulu he reaffirmed US support for South Korea in an address to the national Assembly and discussed a South Korean request for increased economic and military aid from America at a meeting with acting Premier Huh Chug.