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April 18, 2013

Fusilier Kinne Speaks to Angel Thunder 13

British Fusilier Derek Kinne recounts his time as a prisoner of war during the Korean War to Angel Thunder 13 participants at the Angel Thunder opening ceremony. During his two-and-a-half-year capture by the Chinese, Kinne made two unsuccessful attempts to escape from the prison camp, assaulted a Chinese guard and suffered from several severe injuries. “My brother was killed in Korea,” said Kinne, “I went to Korea to avenge him. That was my motivation.” Kinne was released on August 10, 1953 and awarded the George Cross, the American equivalent of the Medal of Honor, for his ordeal.




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