[Heroes from afar] Thailand’s ‘Little Tigers’ fought bravely in Korea

13 September 2020

They were fierce, relentless, unforgiving. The Americans called them the “Little Tigers.”

“From Nov. 1 to 11 in 1952, the 1st Battalion of the 21st Thai Regiment attached to the U.S. forces fought off waves of enemy attacks in the sub-freezing temperatures in the mountains near Cheorwon, located above the 38th parallel line,” Rommanee Kananurak, ambassador of Thailand to Korea, told the Korea JoongAng Daily on Sept. 7.

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