Daily Archives: April 20, 2013

Prisoner exchange started in Korea, 30 Americans freed 60 years ago today (1953)

Video: 'Korean War - PART 28, End of the War, 6.25' (exchange begins at 0:53)

(Monday, April 20, 1953; during the Korean War, part of theĀ Cold War) — 100 United Nations soldiers, including 30 Americans, were freed from communist captivity today as the opponents in the Korean War began the exchange of sick and wounded prisoners under a recently negotiated agreement.