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"Light it up!" US Marine Dwayne L. Boice burns out a weapon's emplacement at Wolmido Island, on September 15, 1950.
As war was ripping Korea in half the United Nations did their best to support the South Koreans as they battled against the communists to the north. On Sept. 10, 1950 the US military stepped in to relieve the United Nations, and in order to do that they burned up much of Wolmi, an island off of South Korea, in order to neutralize anything that could be used as a weapons hold. The military attacked with planes carrying napalm as well as with soldiers taking care of things on the ground. One solider explained to the New York Times:
The mission was to saturate the area so thoroughly with napalm that all installations on that area would be burned.
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