The Battle of the Punchbowl was one of the last battles of the movement phase of the Korean War. Outpost Bunker Hill also saw the Marines fighting off attack after attack by the Chinese forces. Later in the war many battles were fought dubbed as the King of the Hill as Army infantry and Marine forces battles through the spring and summer of 1953 against North Korean and massive Chinese forces over hills with no particular strategic importance while the U.S. the South and North Koreans and the Communist Chinese negotiated an armistice. The peace talks at Panmunjom began in October 1951 and lasted until July 27th 1953 when an armistice was signed. Hostilities ended, the Demilitarized Zone defined and the border was set at the 38th Parallel that was in place at the start of the war. The United States Military has maintained a continuing presence in Korea since the armistice, including units from the United States Marines.