COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Sixty years later Korean War Veterans are being remembered nation wide.
Bobby Price was a Platoon Sergeant and he says the Korean War was a never ending battle to stay alive.
The former professional baseball player says fighting during the war lasted day and night and you'd find yourself in several battles at the same time.
"At night time you would hear hundreds and hundreds of bugles blowing and they were coming like mad ants and flies," said Price.
The Korean War started in 1950, five years after World War II.
Dubbed by many as the forgotten war North Korea launched a surprise attack on South Korea and three days into the battle South Korea had lost its capital.
For three long years US troops fought along side South Korean soldiers and in 1953 a cease fire was established, however no peace agreement was ever signed.
During the conflict more than 33,000 US soldiers were killed and 8,000 soldiers are still missing in action.
"The American people appreciate what you did and when your time to face evil came you rose to the challenge and you kicked their but," said Sen. Lindsey Graham.
"We finally got our recognition from 60 years ago of the forgotten war, remembered now not no more forgotten," adds Price.
On July 27th the Department Of Defense will honor veterans of the Korean War with a special celebration at the Korean War memorial in the nationâ??s capital.
There will be several events throughout the week in Washington D.C leading up to the 60th anniversary of Korean War.