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Message to the President of Korea on Learning of Plans To Dispatch Korean Troops to South Viet-Nam.

August 13, 1965

I WAS deeply gratified to learn that the National Assembly of Korea, at your request, has approved the dispatch of a Korean division to join the Korean troops already assisting the Vietnamese people in their fight to preserve the freedom of the Republic of South Viet-Nam.

The American people welcome this further demonstration of the devotion of Korea to the spirit of liberty and independence.

I know how much this contribution owes to your leadership and I want to express to you my personal gratitude.

LYNDON B. JOHNSON

[His Excellency Chung Hee Park, President of the Republic of Korea]

Note: The message was read by Bill D. Moyers, Special Assistant to the President, at his news conference at Austin, Tex., at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 1965. It was not made public in the form of a White House press release.

Lyndon B. Johnson, Message to the President of Korea on Learning of Plans To Dispatch Korean Troops to South Viet-Nam. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/241024

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