The American Civil Liberties Union and the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America took issue with a cross erected on a San Diego mountain in 1954 honoring veterans of the Korean War. After decades of battling the separation of church and state in court, the memorial's Christian defenders are not ready to give up and will try taking the case to the Supreme Court.
President Obama has bestowed the Medal of Honor on Capt. Emil Kapaun, an Army chaplain who died in captivity after providing aid and comfort to fellow soldiers during the Korean War. Obama presented the award to Kapaun's nephew.
On Sunday, June 25, 1950, the Korean People's Army attacked across the 38th parallel, captured Seoul -- capital of the Republic of Korea -- and began driving south.