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Fri Jan 15, 2016, 01:32 AM

 

Today, my uncle talked about his time in the Korean conflict.

He never talked about it before. Today he was talking about the bombs exploding around him. One guy responded by shooting a hole in his foot so he would be sent home.

I told him about Pvt. Eddie Slovak, the only U.S. soldier to be shot for desertion during W.W.II. Slovak was offered the choice of court martial or the front lines. He chose the court martial. My uncle said he could understand the choice.

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Reply Today, my uncle talked about his time in the Korean conflict. (Original post)
Hoppy Jan 2016 OP
yeoman6987 Jan 2016 #1
Downwinder Jan 2016 #2
Hoppy Jan 2016 #6
roguevalley Jan 2016 #3
Warren DeMontague Jan 2016 #4
Art_from_Ark Jan 2016 #5

Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 01:42 AM

1. That is a wonderful discussion you had with your uncle

 

Next time I'd use your phone or tape recorder. I think you may appreciate it.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 02:37 AM

2. Two key words: "cold" and "mud."

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 09:32 AM

6. He didn't mention the mud but did comment on the cold.

 

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 03:32 AM

3. my dad was in ww2. only a hernia saved him from Korea.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 03:43 AM

4. Korea could have been over a lot sooner if MacArthur and his ego would have listened to Truman.

Thanks to your Uncle, for his service.

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 04:34 AM

5. I had that book, "The Execution of Private Slovak"

It seems like the military brass really wanted to make an example out of him.

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