This is a continuation of the series I started to try and find a solution for the modern problem of sexual assault by people sent to help a population…….Parts 1 and 2 can be read here….
In Parts one and two we have seen the “brothels” were used to help the soldier fulfill some urges that he may have had…..Both World Wars there were “sanctioned” Brothels (not many want to admit the fact)…..but now I want to show the next war we fought….the Korean War of the 1950’s…….
During and following the Korean War, prostitutes in South Korea were frequently used by the U.S. military. Prostitutes servicing members of the U.S. military in South Korea have been known locally under a variety of terms.
After World War Two the world was settling into the new war, the Cold War and the Korean War was the firing line ………American soldiers would visit those “brothels” outside the camp…..
Things were different in the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, when this camp town, and others like it, were buzzing with soldiers, prostitutes and “juicy bars” – entertainment establishments that satisfied their young male customers’ every need. A lingering legacy of the Korean War, camp towns sprang up across South Korea as US bases firmed up their presence after the fighting ended in 1953.
“Mrs Kim” – she requested to be identified only by her surname, and refused to be photographed for this article – said of those days: “There were a lot of women.” She was forced to prostitute herself to American troops from 1972, when she was only 14 years old.
Sex is always a problem in one way or another for soldiers serving away from home.
You would think that with this knowledge then the situation would not have happened again, right?
To continue this post in Part 4 I will look at the Vietnam War of which I can testify to the accuracy to the accusations.