“Forgotten war” sacrifice remembered

FIRST WREATH: Korean War veteran Roy Underwood lays the first wreath at the Vansittart Park Soldiers Memorial yesterday to commemorate the Battle of Kapyong, which claimed the lives of 32 Australians. Pictures: BRITTANY DENTON

WHILE thousands gathered at Vansittart Park Soldiers Memorial today to remember the bravery and sacrifice of those who defended the nation’s freedom and values, the first wreath was laid yesterday when a small group met to commemorate a war forgotten by many.

Around 40 people attended the service to recognise the Battle of Kapyong, the most significant and important battle for Australian troops in Korea.

“Following the Battle of


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