The Day North Korea Downed a U.S. Helicopter on the DMZ

This Day in the History of the DPRK December 17, Juche 82 (1994)
December 17th, 2012
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“Wait a minute.  This doesn’t look like this is supposed to be here,” U.S. helicopter pilot Bobby Wayne Hall said to his copilot right before the helicopter shook violently with a thundering explosion, the windshield caving into the cockpit.

Losing power, the helicopter began a treacherous downward spiral.  In those last moments, the copilot, Chief

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About the Author

Brandon K. Gauthier

Brandon K. Gauthier, M.A. graduated from Elon University in 2006, and is presently a PhD candidate in American history at Fordham University. Specializing in U.S. diplomatic history, he is at work on a dissertation examining the intellectual history of U.S. foreign relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from 1948 to 1995. He is a monthly contributor to NKnews.

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