Korean War Legacy Project

Charles T. Gregg


Charles Gregg was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on August 30, 1942. He graduated from high school in 1960 and earned a degree at the University of Tennessee in 1964, in addition to completing a ROTC program. He received his commission and took part in artillery training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma before being deployed to Korea in May of 1965 where he was assigned to I Corps Artillery, B Battery, 76th Artillery. Over the next year he served as an assistant executive artillery officer. He returned home in 1966. After his time in the military, he worked as a CPA and worked for the government.

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Protection of the DMZ in the 1960's

Charles Gregg talks about his time in Korea as an Assistant Executive Officer for I Corps Artillery. He describes his job which was to help plot where the rounds would go. A typical day protecting the DMZ included training, cleaning, and patrolling day and night.

Tags: Panmunjeom,Cold winters,Front lines,Weapons

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Poverty in Korea

Charles Gregg talks about some of his experiences with Korean civilians in the mid-1960's. He describes seeing dead people beside the road, a Korean man killing and eating a dog, and how Koreans fertilized their fields.

Tags: Panmunjeom,Seoul,Food,Front lines,Impressions of Korea,Living conditions,Poverty

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Interactions with KATUSA

Charles Gregg talks about KATUSAs. He describes how KATUSA soldiers were organized and used within his unit. He tells the story of dealing with a KATUSA soldier that had killed another soldier in an argument.

Tags: Panmunjeom,Front lines,Impressions of Korea,KATUSA,Living conditions

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