During the killings, the 2nd Battalion came under sporadic artillery and mortar fire from the #NorthKoreans
, who advanced from Yongdong. Declassified #Armyintelligence
reports showed that the enemy front line was two miles or more from #NoGunRi
late on July 28, the third day of the massacre.That night, the 7th Cavalry messaged division headquarters, "No important contact has been reported by our 2nd Battalion." Unit documents never reported the refugee killings.In the predawn hours of July 29, the 7th Cavalry Regiment withdrew from No Gun Ri.That afternoon, North Korean soldiers arrived outside the tunnels and helped those still alive, about two dozen, mostly children, feeding them and sending them back toward their villages.••In 2005, the South Korean government's Committee for the Review and Restoration of Honor for the No Gun Ri Victims, after a yearlong process of verifying claims through family registers, medical reports and other documents and testimony, certified the names of 150 No Gun Ri dead, 13 missing, and 55 wounded, including some who later died of their wounds. It said that reports were not filed on many other victims because of the passage of time and other factors. Of the certified victims, 41 percent were children under 15, and 70 percent were women, children or men over age 61. The South Korean government-funded #NoGunRi #Peace
Foundation, which operates a #memorialpark
at the site, estimated in 2011 that 250–300 were killed.