Cable network ESPN has been showcasing the American military through a video series entitled “American Heroes” to honor the veterans and our military. Shelley Smith and the ESPN crew visited the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the most heavily guarded border in the world that separates North and South Korea. If you didn’t know, the Korean War is technically not over.
Though at any moment, Kim Jong-Il could flip and start a nuclear war, the American military fight through the mundane life that exists within the DMZ through sports. They play golf at the DMZ with their sparsely constructed golf course that’s built with sand traps and AstroTurf. What’s rather scary is that a wayward struck golf ball could land on the wrong side of the road where land mines (3 million of them) litter the ground.
One of the most interesting things that reporter Shelley Smith reveals is that North Korea hand picks taller and bigger soldiers to stand guard on their side of the border to intimidate the American and South Korean soldiers. That Kim Jong-Il! What will he think of next?!
Watch the short video below for the full story by Shelley Smith.