Hagel, Dempsey Attend 60th Anniversary Celebration of U.S.-South Korean Alliance

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and wife, Deanie, speak with retired Korean War veteran U.S. Army Lt. Col. Victor Vierra before a banquet celebrating the 60th anniversary of the U.S.-South Korean alliance in Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 30, 2013. Vierra commanded hundreds of soldiers at the United Nations Command Security Battalion including the time of the axe murders on Aug. 18, 1976, in which two North Koreans used axes to attack and kill two U.S. soldiers. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with South Korean soldiers at a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the U.S.-South Korean alliance in Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 30, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with retired Gen. Paik Sun Yup, former chairman of Korea‚Äôs Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a banquet celebrating the 60th anniversary of the U.S.-South Korean alliance in Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 30, 2013. Paik was the first Korean officer to attain four stars. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gives a speech during a banquet celebrating the 60th anniversary of the U.S.-South Korean alliance in Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 30, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gives a speech during a banquet celebrating the 60th anniversary of the U.S.-South Korean alliance in Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 30, 2013. Earlier in the day, Hagel met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and visited troops in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gives a speech during a banquet celebrating the 60th anniversary of the U.S.-South Korean alliance in Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 30, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo