Inminkyun?

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  1. calebss310

    calebss310 USNA Class of 2016

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    I'm doing a report on Commander (then LT) Eugene Clark and his mission prior to the invasion of Inchon, but I keep running into this word "inminkyun". I know that they are referring to the North Vietnamese, but can someone give me another source to this word other than the book? Or just some insight that you may know of its origins/meaning? Thanks!
     
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Could it be that the word/phrase you're looking for is, anglicized: Inmun Gun?

    That would be the Korean People's Army, also known as the North Korean Army.

    And if you really want to read a great book about Commander Clark, may I recommend "The Secrets of Inchon" to you?

    It's outstanding and in Clark's own words!

    Steve
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  3. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    I doubt they were much concerned with the North Vietnamese. :wink:
    Perhaps he misspelled the word. Have you looked at words that sound similar, but are spelled differently?
     
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    There were no North Vietnamese or, for that matter, North Vietnam at the time of the Inchon landing. North Vietnam was created in 1954 in a "temporary" partition under the Geneva Accords. As of 1950 the French still had the upper hand over the Viet Minh. Despite their preoccupation with Indochina - nearly two thousand miles to the south - the French did contribute forces to the US-led United Nations effort, though these did not arrive until after Inchon.
     
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    If so, if does refer to North Korean Army,

    a literal translation is

    Inmin - People/peasants

    Gun - military
     
  6. calebss310

    calebss310 USNA Class of 2016

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    Lol, sorry. I'm getting two papers I'm writing right now mixed up. The other one is about Karl Marlantes in Vienam. Thanks for still understanding what I was looking for.

    Thank you! That's actually the book that I read it from, but upon Googling it, the only results were quotes from his book. This definitely helps!

    Also, "The Secrets of Inchon" is a great book and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good military read. It is nonfiction, but the story sometimes seems fictitious because of the excitement and events.
     

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