Not The Forgotten War For Some Of Us ..

Today in military history: Chinese overwhelm Allies in North Korea

Dad went in as a 19 year old Private, 6 months later a 20 yo Sergeant, squad leader. Fought at both Heartbreak Ridge and Bloody Ridge.

He told a lot of stories, especially while Deer hunting, often commenting how the weather, cold, reminded him of Korea.

One story he told us was about a hill they needed to take, after a couple of attempts, where the LTs leading the attempts  were carried back KIA, he was ordered to take the hill. He told them he would, but on his terms, so being the Minnesota Northwoods raised farm boy, he led his squad  in the backdoor and took the hill.

Dad always hated bugles, as that is what the Chinese Army used apparently to announce themselves..He also was a bit racist towards Asians. Not blatantly but he was.

I have his uniforms and medals. Packed away and my eldest wants them someday.

So it is not the Forgotten War for our family.

2 thoughts on “Not The Forgotten War For Some Of Us ..

  1. Bigus Macus November 29, 2021 / 12:02 pm

    It’s sad to think that today democrats would cheer for the Chicoms

  2. Jess November 29, 2021 / 2:13 pm

    I have a friend that was at Chosin Reservoir. He only talked about it once, but relayed how falling asleep guaranteed death, whether by the Chinese, or one of your own.

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