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(LEAD) S. Korea shows off latest missiles on Armed Forces Day

2013/10/01 17:25

(ATTN: UPDATES with Park's remarks in paras 3-4, street parade in paras 13-14; ADDS photo)

By Kim Eun-jung

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korea paid tribute to fallen soldiers and staged the largest military parade in a decade with the latest indigenous missiles and weapons on Tuesday to celebrate the 65th Armed Forces Day, which was attended by visiting U.S. defense chief and top commander.

The defense ministry mobilized 11,000 soldiers at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, south of Seoul, as well as 190 kinds of ground equipment and 120 aircraft to commemorate the establishment of the nation's armed forces in 1948. The military parade was the biggest in a decade.

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