Korean War Legacy Project

Eddie Reyes Piña


Eddie Reyes Piña served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was born in Hutchinson, Kansas. His father and mother were from Mexico, and his dad worked on the railroad. His service in Korea came at the end of the war and after the war when he was only seventeen years old. He served during the stalemate portion of the war in trenches. One of the major battles he fought in was the July battle of Pork Chop Hill, Hill 255. After the Armistice in July, he helped build Camp Casey, located in the DMZ. The Camp helps train South Korean soldiers that defend the country. He later served in the Vietnam War and received a Bronze Star with Valor for his service.