Korean War Legacy Project

Domingo B. Febre Pellicier


Domingo B. Febre Pellicier, a native of Puerto Rico, enlisted in the Army in 1950 and served for fourteen years. He is very proud of his service in Korea, Germany, and Panama. He recalls his first impressions of Incheon when he arrived in 1950. He also describes what it was like to be on the frontlines as a Rifleman. Unfortunately, for the men that served, the living conditions were harsh. He explains what it was like having access to a limited water supply. Overall, he recounts the difficulties of the war, but how important they were in helping Korea modernize.

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Landing in Incheon

Domingo Febre Pellicier describes what it was like when they landed in Incheon after a month's-long journey to Korea. He talks about climbing down rope ladders to get off the ship. He shares how they then went to the train which took them to the front lines. He remembers how cold it was when they landed. He recalls how friendly the Korean people were.

Tags: 1950 Inchon Landing, 9/15-9/19,Incheon,Seoul,Cold winters,Impressions of Korea

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Danger on the Front Lines

Domingo Febre Pellicier describes his experiences on the front lines. He shares that they would often be on patrol watching for the Chinese troops. During the attacks on the hills, there would often be mortar flying around. He recounts a mishap he had with a hand grenade that almost cost him his life.

Tags: Chinese,Depression,Fear,Front lines,Physical destruction

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Lack of Water for Hygiene

Domingo Febre Pellicier explains how scarce water was on the front lines. He explains that they were only able to shower once per month and how brushing one's teeth was a luxury. While some of the hills had a water pipe, using it often meant making oneself a target for the Chinese who were watching.

Tags: Chinese,Fear,Front lines,Living conditions

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