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By George Lewis

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Lt. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor speaks at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, April 19) in Room 420 of the Patterson Office Tower.

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April 19, 2001 – (Lexington, Ky.) – The UK Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce will feature a retired general and adviser to the Secretary of Defense at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in Room 420 of the Patterson Office Tower.

 Lt. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), will offer his conclusions regarding an incident that occurred near the village of No Gun Ri early in the Korean War. American veterans have admitted firing into a group of Korean civilians fleeing the fighting.

Those veterans corroborated the testimony of Koreans who survived the 1950 incident, as well as U.S. military documents. The exact number of civilians killed or wounded has never been determined.

William Cohen, Secretary of State when the incident came to light, requested that Trainor be among a group of outside experts called in to evaluate the results of the investigation.

Trainor commanded combat troops in Korea and throughout two tours in Vietnam. He has a background in special operations.

He currently is an associate at the Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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