DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
LETTER TO KWVA PRESIDENT FROM
PATRICK T. HENRY
MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS
III ARMY PENTAGON
Korean War Veterans Association
Dear Mr. Coon:
of the Army has directed the U.S. Army Inspector General to conduct a review to
determine the facts surrounding reports of civilian deaths near Nogun-ri (Nokuen-Ri),
We encourage all persons with information on Nogun-ri, especially Korean War veterans who served with the 1st Cavalry Division in late July 1950, to contact the U.S. Army Inspector General Agency. The Agency would like to reach as many veterans as possible who may have information to share about these events.
Should any of your members wish to provide information on Nogun-ri, please encourage them to use the Toll Free Number 1-877-379-5596 to communicate with the U.S. Army Inspector General review team. Individuals wishing to e-mail comments can reach the U.S. Army Inspector General web site by accessing the Army homepage at www.army.mil. Persons can also mail information to the following address:
Department of the Army
Office of the Inspector General
Attn: SAIG-ID (Nogun-ri)
1700 Army Pentagon
The Secretary of the Army has asked me to provide regular updates to Veterans’ Organizations, as well as to the Congress, on the progress of this review. I conducted the first update for Veterans’ Service Organizations on November 22, 1999. The inspector General Review Team or my staff will be in periodic contact with you regarding future meetings.
Finally, I would also like to reaffirm our commitment to honor the service and sacrifice of Korean War Veterans. Their heroism in a struggle against aggression warrants an unremitting effort on the part of the Department of Defense to find and report the truth about Nogun-ri.
If you have any questions, please call our toll free number. On behalf of the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Army, I would like to thank you for your assistance.
Patrick T. Henry
Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Manpower and Reserve Affairs)