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