Goryeong (Goryeong-gun) is a county in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

Goryeong is a historical center of the ancient kingdom of Daegaya.

Goryeong in The Hot WarEdit

After the Soviets dropped an atomic bomb on U.S. positions south of Chongju, South Korea at the end of August, 1951, Red Chinese and North Korean forces poured through the new hole, and rapidly advanced south. Kaeryeong became the new HQ for UN forces throughout September.[1]

While the line had stabilized again with the arrival of winter,[2] with the spring thaw, the Reds advanced and successfully took Kaeryeong in April, 1952.[3]


  1. Fallout, loc. 2503.
  2. Ibid., loc. 5157-5231.
  3. Ibid., loc. 5535.

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