North Korean Commandos Cross DMZ in an Attempt to Assassinate South Korean President Park Chung Hee

On January 21, 1968, 31 North Korean commandos snuck into South Korea in an attempt to assassinate President Park Chung Hee.

The teams, organized into groups of six, made their way through the DMZ unnoticed. Along the way, some woodsmen spotted the groups. The infiltrators asked about security checkpoints, then attempted to indoctrinate the woodsmen and gave away some details of their impending raid. Let off with a stern warning, the terrified woodsmen reported the incident to the local police. A massive manhunt began.

n 1968, a specially selected, thirty-one man North Korean commando team from the infamous North Korean 124th Army Unit infiltrated across the demilitarized zone (DMZ) to conduct a raid on the Blue House, the South Korean equivalent to our White House, to assassinate President Park Chung-hee by cutting off his head. This special operation commando unit trained for two years and spent their final 15 days rehearsing action on the objective in a full-scale mock up of the Blue House.