U.S. Army 1945-1988
World War II - Korea - Vietnam
Brick #984 Wall Location Column: 20 Row: 19
When i went to he japan occupoation in 1945 and then went to korea 1950. Mty unit was one of the first to get there. We landed in busan, korea. In christams 1950, we thought the war was over pyong yang, but we were pushed back by the chinese and pushed us back to busan back the last perimeter. Then marine unit came and helped us out and landed further up in busan to block chinsese off. Gen. MacArthur was the commander in chief, but later was relieved by gen. ridgeway and settle the whole thing. During the time gen. mac arthuer was in commanded we were on C rations. But later when ridgeway came in we got fresh vegetables, everyone was real mad about the c rations. i twas nothi but cold stuff.
I was stationed where nothig was going on in vietnam. I was stationed near the airport, in saigon. I didnt see no action, nothin. A lot of troops went up north an got hit. I was there for 6 months before i was rotated out. That was a hell of a 6 months though. We were living tents all the time. No really fresh shower, a good bath was when the rain came by.
- Highest rank attained: MSGS (E7)
- Military Retiree
- Position: Personel Technician
- Enlisted: 1945 - 1988