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Sun Jun 14, 2020, 11:06 AM

58. During WWII and for many years after, an overseas tour was an enlightening moment for Americans.

Hubby tells a story about his time in South Korea in the early 60's

He was in munition maintenance. Over time the scrap pile bunkers would fill up with obsolete and defective Go-bangs. The quick and easy way to get rid of them was blow 'em up. So hi ho, truck 'em down to the beach right in front of the cliff or ridge, set the detonators, get far far away and blow 'em. Almost forgot, guards had to be posted up and down the beach because the local kids would come swarming in to boost the wood (pallets and crates) and the metal. No they weren't inclined to follow EOD protocols.

Hub has said he was sorry for them, but there wasn't much to be done and he was happy as hell to leave and get back home.

Your uncle's feelings weren't unique.

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