DMZ Flashpoints Article Archive

DMZ Flashpoints is my ongoing series of articles chronicling the various incidents over the years that have occurred along the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).  A popular saying is that there is no “D” in DMZ and these decades of deadly incidents long the DMZ is proof of that.  Using newspaper archives I have been able to reconstruct the events of what happened in these incidents all those years ago.  You can learn more about these incidents and the brave servicemembers who gave their lives in defense of South Korea at the below links:

DMZ Flashpoints



I am a US military veteran that has served all over the world to include in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. I have been blogging about Korea, Northeast Asia, and the US military for over 10 years.


  1. SGT.James Hensley who was leading that patrol was a good friend of mine.
    We were in the same compound together.I was in Korea from June 1966 to
    July 1967.RC3#Compound.

  2. Any articles regarding “the great USAF overflight of the DMZ during Operation Team Spirit 1976” or are they still buried?

  3. @Golf Bravo, I went through the Stars & Stripes archive and the only Team Spirit 1976 article they have is this one:

    Team Spirit 76 article

    I think you may be referring to Operation Paul Bunyan that happened in August 1976.

  4. I was at Warrior Control for Team Spirit. Reported the C130 over flight, then was shipped to Evenreach, where I ‘witnessed’ ATC communications regarding dust off inbound to JSA, and then JSA to Seoul with 2 DOA.
    Buried deep, I believe.

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