Korean War veteran Colonel Francis Scott returns to Hill 317 for the first time since the war

GLENSIDE veteran Colonel Francis (Peter) Scott, 87, hopes to stand in South Korea, and peer through the border to Hill 317 — where he won a striking victory, and lost comrades.

The fight for Hill 317 — also known as the Battle of Maryang San, or Operation Commando — was described by official Korean War historian Robert O’Neill as “one of the most impressive victories achieved by any Australian battalion”.

This week veterans of that 1951 battle including Colonel Scott DSO (Ret’d) will return for the first time to relive history and visit Australian graves.

Read the full article in Adelaide newspaper, The Advertiser

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Colonel Francis (Peter) Scott, (Ret’d) served in the Korean War and will return there for the first time since the war to visit the spot where he took part in the Battle of Maryang San. Pic: Tricia Watkinson