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The humanitarian relief activities of the Korean Forces during the period of the South Vietnam’s collapse

Lee Sin Jae 1

1국방부군사편찬연구소

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ABSTRACT

This study is a research on the humanitarian relief activities of the Korean government around the South Vietnam's collapse period. At that time, The government of ROK was received request by the South Vietnam government. And Korean government decided to support the policy for South Vietnam. But Korea government policy was limited to purely humanitarian level. These are as follows. First, transferring to South Vietnam of aid goods, second, transport support for the refugees, third, support for withdraw of the Korean residents abroad and embassy. The Korean government's support policy was performed by the Navy. The Navy had organized squad which was consisted of two landing ship(LST), and the Squad was dispatched for South Vietnam. It was called with a “75 Sipjasung plan” or “Sipjasung operation”. The result of operations, aid goods were delivered safely to South Vietnam, and it arrived 1335 persons including the Korean residents abroad and Vietnamese refugees at Busan port safely. This Non-combatant evacuation operation(NEO) was the first case of Korean Government and Korean Forces in Korean history. But related study is not proceed until recent. "Sipjasung operation" have a significance as the first overseas NEO case. In the future it seems to need further study.

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