Friday, April 14, 2017

S. Korea's new Marine Corps chief: Maintain full readiness to "mercilessly retaliate" against an enemy's provocation.

Via Billy

 Lt. Gen. Jun Jin-goo, new commander of South Korea's Marine Corps, in a photo provided by his office. (Yonhap)

The new commander of South Korea's Marine Corps took office on Thursday calling on his 30,000 troops to be ready to "mercilessly retaliate" against North Korea's provocations.

In a change-of-commander ceremony, Lt. Gen. Jun Jin-goo pointed out that the elite forces have played a key role in the front-line defense of the country.

"The Marine Corps has protected places most difficult to defend but should be done so at all costs" from Baengnyeong Island near the western sea border with North Korea to Pohang, Ullleung Island and Jeju Island, he said in his speech at the event held the headquarters of the Marine Corps in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province.

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  1. I never had the honor of serving alongside ROK Marines, but I've heard from US Marines who have that the ROKS were some of the toughest SOBs on the block. Good friends to have at your side, a ferocious enemy to face...and not folks one wants to cross.

    1. Me neither, but they said in Vietnam they never took hostile fire from a village but once.