The U.N. Command forces have
jurisdiction over the Panmunjom that is the only place controlled
by them in South Korea. The forces stay in the Camp Bonifas named in honor
of the late captain Auther G. Bonifas who was killed in ¡®the axe
murder incident¡¯ in Panmunjom area on 18 August 1976.
The U.N. Command guard
forces were established with 5 officers and 10 soldiers in May 1952,
and have conducted their duty to support the Military Armistice
At the time when the Korean War
was over, the number of soldiers were about 1900, but now about
400 soldiers including ROK and U.S. soldiers conduct their duty
to guard the Panmunjom. The UNC guard forces have four important
duties. First, to guard the Panmunjom JSA. Second, to guard
and support the Military Armistice Commission. Third, to conduct
the administration of Daesung-dong ¡®Freedom Village¡¯. Fourth,
to secure visitors of the Panmunjom and conduct a tour guide.