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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Attorney Richard V. Stevens Returns from South Korea - Happy Belated Veteran's Day!

I (attorney Richard Stevens) just returned from South Korea. I traveled there for a motion hearing in a court-martial case, and my trip took me through Seoul to Deagu (Camp Henry, Camp Walker, Camp George). Because of my trip, I was unable to post a message for Veteran's Day.

The trip, however, exemplified for me the impact our veterans have had on the world. As you travel through Seoul, and throughout South Korea, you are struck by what a modern country it is, compared with the Korea of the 1950s.

The war in Korea doesn't get the recognition that other American wars have received, but the impact of that war on the fortunes of the two Koreas is as stark as the satellite image above. Clearly, the north has been left in the dark.

Not only should we honor all of our veterans for their courage and sacrifices, we should also recognize how they have changed the face of the world for the better. Whether it was defeating fascism or communism in the past, defeating terrorism now, or championing other worthy causes around the world throughout history, the fact remains that the world is a much better and safer place because of what our American military men and women have done.

Thank you veterans!

By: Attorney Richard V. Stevens
Civilian criminal defense lawyer and military defense lawyer
Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, PC

Blog postscript: Attorney Frank Spinner and I (attorney Richard Stevens) are former active duty military lawyers (JAG). Our perspectives and advice, therefore, are based upon our experience as military defense lawyers and as civilian criminal defense lawyers practicing exclusively in the area of military law. This blog addresses issues in military law, military justice, military discipline, military defense, court-martial practice, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and other military and/or legal topics. Nothing posted in this blog should be substituted for legal advice in any particular case. If you seek legal advice for a particular case, please contact The Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens & The Law Office of Frank J. Spinner for a free consultation. Military defense law offices are located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Military defense law practices are worldwide.

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