Korean War Legacy Project

David Carsten Randby


David Carsten Randby served as a Corporal in the Norwegian Army as an electrician. David Randby’s main task was keeping the generators operational for NORMASH. NORMASH is the Norwegian Mobile Army Surgical Hospital or field hospital during the War. NORMASH was located on the frontline and David Ranby had to even help with an surgical operation at one point. He is proud of his military service, earning multiple medals. He has revisited South Korea on four separate occasions and has personally met Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in.

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Electrician for NORMASH

David Randby served as an electrician for NORMASH. Electricity was important for a field hospital. The electrical equipment was very rudimentary and required skill to keep running. David Randby kept the generators running in times of great need.

Tags: Dongducheon,Civilians,Front lines,Impressions of Korea,Pride,South Koreans

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Military Life

David Randby describes conditions in Dongducheon. He provides details about helping with surgery at one point due to the many actions at the front. David Randby describes going on a trip from Dongducheon to Seoul and having to watch a video over how to act when out on leave.

Tags: Dongducheon,Front lines,Living conditions,Physical destruction,Pride,Rest and Relaxation (R&R),South Koreans

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Medals and President Moon Jae-in

David Carsten describes his medals, earned because of his service in the Korean War. David Carsten has personally met with President Moon Jae-in. President Moon Jae-in spoke with the veterans and reminded them that the North Korean leader is a dictator and South Korea is a democracy because of their actions.

Tags: Civilians,Impressions of Korea,Message to Students,Modern Korea,Pride,South Koreans

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