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Topic: The Korean War Began 70 Years Ago Today
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The Korean War Began 70 Years Ago Today

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 5:10 PM
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I had served 43 months during WW2 and was in the Inactive Reserve and had no idea I would be recalled. On a Tuesday afternoon I was hand delivered a special delivery letter that ordered me to report to Fort Hood, Texas. the next Monday morning, Sept. 25, 1950. I asked for a few days extension and the answer was, "It is imperative you report as ordered". And I did. About 5 weeks later, I was in Pyongyang, North Korea, with the temperature about 15F - 20F.

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Geez Joe21..can’t even imagine having to endure 2 wars! Salute & Gratitude to YOU!

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 5:31 PM
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Bet the characters burning, looting, tearing statues down, marching for whatever here in States would reconsider how good we have it here now in this beautiful country IF they had to go fight, endure that weather & realize what it’s all about considering they’d be shot dead in the head in a heart beat if they tried their lawlessness sheet there!

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Thanks again Joe for your service in both wars

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 5:40 PM
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Korea is the coldest place I’ve ever been and the furthest north I went was about 11 miles from the 38th. I was always amazed though that the mud could maintain its consistency despite well below freezing temps lol.

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Re: Thanks again Joe for your service in both wars

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 7:19 PM
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I was there during only one winter, 1950-51. The lowest temperature I experienced was minus 35F. You don't leave the brass monkey outside during that kind of weather If anyone was there during that winter and was asked what he/she remembered most about Korea, it would be the cold winters. I was told the following winters were just as bad.

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Re: Thanks again Joe for your service in both wars


Posted: Jun 25, 2020 8:06 PM
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I am grateful to you and those that served in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afganistan and Syria as well as other hotspots and those that supported them. I very much appreciate your stories and insight, making it relevant to todays world. You are a blessing to us all!

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Thanks to you and all other Veterans for their service to

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 7:48 PM
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our country!

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Re: The Korean War Began 70 Years Ago Today

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 9:06 PM
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I was there for a year that spanned the winter of 1952 and it was really cold. We had a box outside of a warehouse where we kept a side of beef so when we didn’t like the meal provided we would saw off a few steaks and grill them for dinner. Our daughter gave me a book entitled, “ The Coldest Winter”, about the Korean War. You might enjoy it. A very well done recap of the war.

Joe, there was an Engineering Professor at NC State who developed a brass monkey whose “essentials” actually dropped off when the temperature declined to the freezing point. True story.


Joe, thank you for your service! You are a hero sir!!!***


Posted: Jun 25, 2020 11:07 PM
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Re: Thanks For Your Brave Service Joe21....---


Posted: Jun 26, 2020 12:38 AM
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....however.....WRONG BOARD MORAN!!!


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