Korean War Legacy Project

Charles Gaush

Bio

Charles Gaush was born on November 15, 1929 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. After graduating from St. John’s High School in 1947, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Waynesburg College in 1951. He enlisted in the US Army under Scientific and Professional status in July of 1951 and received basic training at Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania followed by psychological warfare training at Fort Riley, Kansas. In 1952, he was deployed to Japan and was stationed at Camp Iomia, 20 miles north of Tokyo, helping create propaganda to support the war. He returned to the US in June of 1954 and completed additional degrees with help from the GI Bill. In civilian life, he taught university science courses and worked in biological research. Today, he lives in Pennsylvania and is active in KWVA Chapter #312.

Video Clips

Psychological Warfare with Propaganda

Charles Gaush talks about his time in the US Army's physchological warfare unit. He describes creating, designing, photographing, and printing propaganda leaflets during the Korean War. The leaflets were printed in Russian, Korean, and Chinese to promote democratic values.

Tags: Aprokgang (Yalu River),Chinese,Communists,Front lines,Letters,Pride

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl2hd3-O4ew&start=837&end=1094

Leaflets After Korean War

Charles Gaush talks about his job in psychological warfare after the armistice was signed. He describes making leaflets which were dropped in South Korea to give civilians suggestions to improve health and water quality.

Tags: Panmunjeom,Food,Impressions of Korea,Living conditions,Poverty

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl2hd3-O4ew&start=1523&end=1593

Life in Japan at Camp Iomia

Charles Gaush talks about his time at Camp Iomia, Japan in the US Army's psychological warfare unit. He describes the building he was housed, living conditions, and how much he was paid.

Tags: Food,Living conditions

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl2hd3-O4ew&start=1737&end=1890

Photos

Charles Gaush's DD214 Military Records

Charles Gaush's DD214 Military Records

Leaflet Production Building

A picture of the leaflet production building in Omia, Japan. Here, Charles Gaush worked by producing propaganda and other publications while in service from 1952-54.

 Leaflet Production Building

U.S. Propaganda (Chinese)

One of the propaganda letters Gaush aided in producing while in Omia, Japan. Addressed to Chinese soldiers, a U.S. soldier urged the Chinese to support the R.O.K. and the US in the Korean War.

U.S. Propaganda (Chinese)

U.S. Propaganda Letter (Korean)

One of the propaganda letters Gaush aided in producing while in Omia, Japan. Addressed to North Korean soldiers, a U.S. soldier urged the North Koreans to support the R.O.K. and the US in the Korean War.

U.S. Propaganda Letter (Korean)