A Face Behind Pulitzer: Charles J. Hanley

As one of the three Associated Press correspondents, who reported that American troops massacred Korean civilians under a railroad bridge near a hamlet about 100 miles from Seoul in the fifth week of the Korean War in 1950, Charles Hanley became forever linked to the name of the village where the tragedy took place: No Gun Ri. Upon publication, the story immediately prompted a parallel investigation by the US and South Korean governments which had ignored the survivors’ claim for half a century. In April 2000, the story won the wire service’s first Pulitzer in investigative reporting.

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