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George H. Campbell

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George H. Campbell enlisted in the Army in 1951 in hopes that he would have more say in a military career then he would have if he had been drafted.  After attending the University of Florida for two years, he used medical training he received to become a medical airman in the U.S. Army.  While not stationed in Korea during the war, he became a medical equipment inspector and lived in Korea (Busan) with his family for three years in the early 1970s.  He is proud of his service and looks back at his work as a support for the Republic of Korea.

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Seoul's Growth and Gains

George H. Campbell discusses how devastated Korea was after the war. He explains how he saw pictures of places that lost everything. He explains the changes in Seoul in the 1970s seeing the skyscrapers and the resiliency of the people.

Tags: Busan,Seoul,Impressions of Korea,Living conditions,Physical destruction

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Korean "Support" Veterans

George H. Campbell is known as a Korean Defense Veteran. He explains how the veterans are there for support. He addresses what he sees the role of continued U.S. military support in South Korea means, and why he sees it more as support instead of defense.

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Journey to Korea

George H. Campbell describes his military training. He shares his role as a medical equipment repairman. He explains how his job led him to live in Korea in the early 1970s.

Tags: Busan,Impressions of Korea,Living conditions,Pride

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Video Transcript

0:00I Chief Warrant Officer for george h

0:07campbell C-A-M-P-B-E-L-L mmm born in pensacola

0:16florida uh-huh july the second nineteen

0:23twenty-eight 28 so tell me about your

0:30family and your siblings and schools you

0:33went I one of six children older brother

0:40Thomas with world war two in Europe then

0:46I have four sisters one it did the other

0:55three are still alive or carolina

0:59arkansas and florida in my family we are

1:06i have my first wife and I had three

1:14children three daughters eldest

1:18daughters and little daughter Lee and

1:24the youngest daughter Jane Lee and Jane

1:30are both the naval officers least now

1:34retired in Jane is presently in Norfolk

1:37Virginia yeah I met her at Norfolk

1:40Virginia I went down there to see the

1:44International Tattoo the military band

1:46competition and I was introduced to her

1:50and she introduced her Admiral whose

1:54father was Korean War veterans to so I

1:56had a wonderful interview yeah I want to

1:59thank you for wonderful daughter that

2:02you had thank you we traveled

2:08extensively

2:10the military I was in nineteen fifty at

2:17the outbreak of the korean war my

2:21grandfather was chairman of the draft

2:24board in this cambia county florida and

2:28he advised me if i wanted to have any

2:31kind of selection what i did in the army

2:35then i should contact recruiting people

2:39and my minister and my cousin had both

2:45served in the hundred and first airborne

2:47division during world war two under

2:50first yes and they said if you’re going

2:54to be in the service there’s nothing

2:56like being in the paratroops so i

2:59checked with the recruiters and asked

3:03what my possibilities were and had the

3:06drafty they said that were not very good

3:08but if i would sign up for a third year

3:11they could assure me that I would get a

3:14chance to go to jump school mm-hmm so I

3:17signed up for the third year and I did

3:21get to jump school at Fort Benning

3:23Georgia in January of nineteen fifty

3:29woman mm-hmm completed jump school and

3:33then got the medical admin training

3:37needs in the 11th airborne division so

3:46when did you graduate your high school

3:50graduated from high school 1946

3:53Pensacola high school pensacola home yet

3:57and what did you do after that I went to

4:00the University of Florida for a couple

4:03of years and then returned to the

4:08Pensacola Fort Walton area

4:11and work it hoss defend the hotel

4:15business and in the party fishing

4:21business there mm-hmm we had a lot of

4:24activity what they just studying the

4:27University of Florida pre-medical type

4:30pre-medical yes so when they already

4:34sent me the medical school they were

4:38utilizing some of that training that I

4:41had got when I wasn’t at the University

4:45so exactly what were you doing when the

4:48korean war broke out i was working at a

4:54hotel and Fort Walton Beach Florida

4:58mm-hmm and also running a party fishing

5:08boat that kind of led me up into being

5:19eligible for the draft I said after

5:25getting out of basic training mm-hmm I

5:28did get a chance to go to jump school at

5:31Fort Benning mm-hmm then I was sent to

5:35Brooke Army Medical Center for medical

5:39training as a company admin that’s a

5:44weird combination is in you finished the

5:47jumping school and then go to the

5:49medical yeah yeah each year each

5:53division and airborne has X number of

5:59usually three regiments and each

6:02regiment has a medical company in which

6:06they have people trained to go out with

6:08each of the platoons in the reservoir so

6:13I was went through the medical aid when

6:17training to be an agent for one of the

6:21infantry

6:23Fletcher in a rage and you said that you

6:28studied pre-med in University of Florida

6:32yeah so that had kind of fit together

6:36right yeah I had did about four years of

6:50medical work with the 11th airborne

6:52division and 11th airborne yes no and

6:58you walk there as a medical what medical

7:01admin uh-huh from there and i went to

7:08the 77th Special Forces Group the Green

7:14Berets 7777 Special Forces Group uh-huh

7:20at Fort Bragg North Carolina and during

7:29that time I was enabling but I was also

7:33an instructor in the underwater

7:35demolition school underwater demolition

7:39yeah what does that mean well we taught

7:43people how to go in and blow up bridges

7:47ah and also go into harbors and blow

7:53holes in the bottom of folks but I was

7:59doing the medical ailment mm-hmm I

8:01talked the aspects their concern about

8:06if you’re underwater and you want to

8:09blow up something you need to make sure

8:12that you have plenty of distance between

8:14you and explosion when it goes off so

8:18that what

8:23I had six years of that when they are me

8:34ask for people to learn how to take care

8:40of our Nike guided missile systems and

8:44so I was retrained from medical into

8:50radar and computer repair that seemed

8:57like a stretch but anyway that was the I

9:00did that m and including tours several

9:06places in the United States around the

9:08Washington Baltimore area also one year

9:11at the Thule Greenland where I took care

9:14of the radar been the computer when I

9:20got through with that they decided that

9:23they were going to turn turn all of

9:28those units over to reserve and National

9:31Guard so i was just about 25 miles from

9:36washington and i went in and talked to

9:40the people in the surgeon general’s

9:44office and told them I said I’ve got

9:47advanced medical training from the

9:49Special Forces jus exclaim the reason

9:54that you’re not dispatched to korean war

9:56yet when I go into 11th airborne

10:00division and they were reinstituting

10:06regimental combat team to replace the

10:10187 and then regimental combat team

10:13which had gone over to Korea right after

10:18the invasion by the North Korean yeah

10:22and so we were rebuilding a regimental

10:26combat team and I was selected to be one

10:30of the medical Adelman right that team

10:32so we were

10:35basically building a regimental combat

10:38team at Fort Campbell Kentucky up until

10:44late actress sorted the long peace

10:48negotiation so by the time that the team

10:55would complemented two completed or we

11:00did not have the requirement over there

11:02for another airborne regimental combat

11:05icing I said I stayed with that

11:09regimental team at Fort Campbell then

11:12and it was one of the situations where

11:19they take a one regiment out of a

11:23division like they did in Korea and they

11:27put together the infantry artillery

11:31think through that short make one

11:34regimental combat learning and so once

11:37that one was with deployed to Korea then

11:41they had to reconstitute and make

11:45another one and I just happened to

11:48finish the medical training at the time

11:51they were rebuilding or making another

11:54regimental team that could meet avoid

11:57later but that was the one of the

12:01situations where we

12:09both good and bad comes with a okay so

12:17tell me about when and how you were sent

12:22to Korea for medical management okay as

12:25I mentioned one of my assignment when I

12:30got into the medical equipment repair

12:33and that would be the instructor at the

12:37Army’s medical maintenance coop in

12:43denver colorado and during my time as an

12:49instructor there we had students from

12:53all over the world including korean

12:56students uh-huh and so i was offered the

13:02job while i was stationed in denver to

13:08go to big just mag assignment in korea

13:15as the medical equipment to repair

13:20officer and so we finally went over to

13:28korea and 72 and we were assigned to the

13:33Korean Medical base depo in Pusan and it

13:40since it with an advisor assignment I

13:43was able to take my family with me and

13:45we had quarters do a facility called

13:49hialeah compound in Pusan a little aside

13:55to that went Jayne with it tending the

13:58National War College she went over to

14:02Korea and talked to who ever would have

14:08the dish to Pusan it was allowed the

14:13opportunity to go back and see where she

14:15had actually lived you know the house

14:20was being torn down at the time that

14:24we’re going to build a new park in Busan

14:27for that area she told me she was seven

14:31year old after about seven to ten seven

14:35to ten yes period yeah so was the Korean

14:40Medical Officer that you met in Denver

14:43was it yet officer or just after

14:46civilian doctor officer yeah when I got

14:50to Korea I had taken some korean

14:56language stuff from one of the

15:00university but when I got to Korea and

15:03went out to the medical Bay step oh I

15:06found it one of my students back in

15:09Denver was going to be my counterpart

15:12huh at the medical Bay Steph oh you mean

15:16the Korean officer yeah Marine officer

15:18captain che and I work together there

15:23for several years I had the opportunity

15:30to cover all of the Ministry of National

15:34Defense hospitals as well as the army

15:37hospitals around the state mm I was

15:40going to mention during my two years and

15:44there several things significant happen

15:47it for if I was concerned first husan

15:52became Busan and all of the signs were

15:58changed the other thing was that when i

16:01got to career in 72 it used to take us

16:0613 hours to go from Pusan over to the

16:10hostel it Kwangju on the west side

16:14because the expressway we would take the

16:17expressway to take

16:19over to tell John and then they didn’t

16:22have an expressway all the way down the

16:25west coast and during the two years I

16:29was there they completed an expressway

16:31between Pusan and Kwang soo to let cut

16:34our travel time down to about three

16:36hours right I know what you talking

16:39about yeah so I thought that was in

16:44order and another kind of an anecdote

16:48would be on one of our visits to the

16:52Army Hospital in knobs on non Simone son

16:56don’t jump okay the hospital commander

17:00Colonel Kim is many of their many

17:03colonel kids and but captain shade

17:10mentioned to him that I had spent time

17:13in Munich as the maintenance office for

17:17the hospital in Munich journal and

17:20Colonel Kim said to me sprechen sie

17:24Deutsch I honest I do I’m yeah and it

17:34turned out he and I carried on a little

17:36conversation in German German slit with

17:39Captain check on to look looking all

17:41tried to figure out what had happened so

17:44I thought that was kind of funny that he

17:48had taken a residency with the Army

17:51Hospital in frankfurt germany for three

17:53years so he had both the american

17:58english and the german yes he had picked

18:02up and in my three years as a

18:04maintenance officer for the munich

18:06medical service area i had an

18:09opportunity to travel and see a lot of

18:12Germany also to the varian district of

18:15Germany mm-hmm ah was it Korean

18:19government retest to bring you to Korea

18:22or was it American government decision

18:26to send you to

18:28don’t know how that worked because the

18:32US government has established assistance

18:38groups in various countries which week

18:42with whom we had the you know working

18:46agreement and so after the war in part

18:53of keeping American forces over there

18:55they also were assigned as advisors to

19:01some of the areas there were they they

19:03felt they could be of help mine just

19:07happen to be one of the small ones we

19:10were stationed in Pusan where the Korean

19:13army logistical command was located yo

19:18and as such our detachment had people

19:23from Navy Air Force ordinance various

19:31other types of branches so that we would

19:36medical I say that you know from sep

19:41tember of 72 to I left in June of 74 I

19:45would the only American assigned to the

19:49Korean Medical base depo in Pusan you’re

19:52the only I was the only one there and as

19:57such whenever they wanted anybody to

20:01evaluate one of their units captain chad

20:04or i would go together to hospitals and

20:09other units around we didn’t see the big

20:13hospital and compose the cocktail and

20:15plus on military hospitals the

20:19detachments Kohanga chinhae Kunsan

20:26Kwangju

20:29notes on sochi one up the east coast to

20:35the farthest north I got was about 20

20:39miles north of the 38th parallel we had

20:43an advanced medical kind of like our

20:46mash hospital up there supporting the

20:50the people right on the front line and I

20:54had my counterpart take a picture of me

20:56go with across the 38th parallel yeah we

21:00went over from we go up to as far as

21:08Seoul and then come back down to souad

21:10go across the over there is a condom and

21:15then go up the East Coast but us the 38

21:19to the point where up near soft show

21:25that area it’s a opportunity to see

21:35all of its beauty I often said that you

21:39know that they’re mountainsides over

21:42there in the hall where is pretty is

21:43anything you’d want to see let me ask

21:50this question really what kind of job

21:54are we talking about the medical

21:56equipment repair officer what do you do

22:00actually do what do you do and what kind

22:03of leak imants are we carrying out what

22:06what are we talking about here in the

22:09army we say the medical equipment

22:12repairmen how’s everything from

22:14anesthesia to x-ray recover and broad

22:18spectrum of equipment from the pure gas

22:24type equipment like the anesthesia we do

22:28all of the electronic monitoring

22:30equipment and defibrillators the we do

22:36x-ray machines we do basically anything

22:42that you had in the hospital that is our

22:45scope of equipment repair how come you

22:48know all about those settlements and be

22:51able to repair those I took a year

22:54school in Denver when i left the

22:59computers and radar from the defense

23:02yeah they sent me to denver for a year

23:06you know and this would have been 72 73

23:14metin that time frame I had to but I did

23:18have one year of training on taking care

23:22of the hospital equipment in denver in

23:25denver that was nineteen sixty-nine

23:31he’ll be clean

23:35I went to Denver in 63 to do through

23:41that school i finished there in 64 and I

23:46went to Fort Polk Louisiana as the

23:50maintenance officer for that hospital

23:52and then Noonan in 1966 269 I was in

24:00charge of all of the equipment at the

24:02hospital and all of the dispensaries in

24:04dental clinic service from the Munich

24:08medical service area now then when I

24:12came back to to Denver I became an

24:17instructor all I became an instructor on

24:20the extra equipment there is in 1970 and

24:26so I was in Denver from 1972 junit of

24:311972 when I would deploy it over to

24:35Pusan so you are the instructor in the

24:39dunbar army army hospital with their

24:42head we had a medical maintenance cool

24:47mm-hmm on the compound at Fitzsimmons

24:51Army Hospital in Denver so I actually

24:56was an instructor at that medical

24:59maintenance cool for that time through

25:041972 1972 so that that medical

25:07maintenance cool civilian or army is

25:10army army right yes Maria young army who

25:14so you’ll learn all these things from

25:17early 60s and then you become the

25:19instructor and then you are asked to go

25:22to Korea yeah yeah I was asked if I

25:27would consider going over there it was

25:29it a two-year assignment by that time I

25:32was already past retirement to attend

25:34the

25:35and they said you know it is to operate

25:41under the ambassador’s office so

25:45therefore they allow you to take your

25:47families with you so that is how I

25:52decided to go again in 72 so you told me

25:56about just met Jay joint you add us a G

26:04day k joint US military hunt Assistance

26:11Group assistance scrub day Korea that’s

26:18Korea and that you are the power of

26:22those joint US military assistant grove

26:27right yet and there was under the

26:29control of ambassador or not in the

26:31military that we used to have what we

26:35called get-out-of-jail-free card and we

26:39also had to the white tag on our car

26:43haha that powerful how was Korean hast

26:49military hospital at the time in 70s how

26:51was it hey they were doing a very good

26:54job we have had people working with him

26:58up and them and with the training of the

27:02head I was impressed with the service

27:06that they were providing we inspected

27:10good my area was to inspect your

27:13equipment and so we were very happy with

27:18what we found when Captain che and I

27:21would go into a facility and

27:24we did get much in the line of you know

27:27actual patient care that was another

27:30branch but as far as I’m doing a good

27:34job with the equipment so that it would

27:36do its job but all the equipment was

27:39made in USA right not all no no huh tell

27:44me about those equipment made in Korea

27:46then I’m trying to remember the name

27:49some of the some of the equipment votes

27:55I think at that time most of the

27:57equipment was made outside of Korea but

27:59they were in the process of doing a lot

28:03of electronic EKG type stuff and

28:07defibrillator you mean krims will try to

28:11make it for work by doing some of that

28:14at that time they were trying to

28:16manufacture it or they were actually

28:18started manufacturing some of their own

28:20equipment uh-huh so what was their level

28:29of our repair mention i would say that

28:34they were doing a very good job because

28:36they they could utilize the medical Bay

28:40Dental people you know if they had

28:43problem and they on some of the

28:46equipment they actually had outside

28:49contractors to take care of some of the

28:52major equipment there was some of the

28:54syllabus from the unit number the

28:57company that the u.s. actually had

28:59American technician working directly in

29:04the Korean octave

29:06so was pretty good yeah wait we were

29:10always impressed with waiting did when

29:13whenever we went out to visit the

29:16facility so goes the most rewarding

29:28moments during your service in Korea

29:30from 72 to 74 I think they get the

29:35opportunity to work with them this was

29:38they were so a very gracious group of

29:41people I I was greeted warmly everywhere

29:50I went I wife and I were invited for a

29:58number vacation the hospital commander

30:00in Busan Brigadier General and they

30:07invited us to visit them and they’d like

30:10to to show their facility and so forth

30:13and he invited me and my wife children

30:17to how about that see that facility at

30:22being it was the closest one to it

30:24because the other ones were several

30:27hundred miles away but the one that

30:29boots on was probably 15 to 20 minutes

30:32away from our where we were living Paul

30:38did your family enjoy being crammed I

30:43think they enjoyed it because James with

30:52the first girl to play Little League

30:54baseball in Korea ah and it upsets some

30:59of the young Korean team that they

31:01played so they had to have her tied her

31:04hair up inside of her cap it would get

31:10upset why won’t because she given it

31:13Hugh the first girl it violently make

31:16ball over there so she was competing

31:18with the boilie competing with the boys

31:21oh because the man who was to ensure

31:26give out camping and highly a compound

31:28that she was a better ballplayer that

31:31there’s always boys although but they

31:35they didn’t want her to go down there

31:37with a big long ponytail so they made

31:41her stick it up under her hat oh I’d say

31:48that they go did you know how devastated

31:54the Korea was during the Korean War yeah

31:58in some of the villages you know I could

32:01see how it was and they showed me a

32:04number of places where they had lost

32:11everything yeah and when you or dairy

32:16was 1970s oh yeah Anna were you able to

32:21see the difference oh yeah yeah tell me

32:24about those details well I think it you

32:26know I had picture of what soul had

32:32looked like mm-hmm after the war and

32:36what it was by the time we got there

32:38they were first doing some of the first

32:41skyscraper building and so it was

32:47amazing to see how resilient

32:50I thought one of the things that amaze

32:53me early on with some of the concrete

33:00construction and was still using

33:03wheelbarrow but there they would they

33:06set up the hatchback type arrangement

33:10and the Med over there would push this

33:15thing up to where this former made the

33:17first several floor and it was amazing

33:23good to see you know what they were able

33:26to do and since then I have been over

33:31there and to see now you go into sole or

33:37tegu or booth on and you see things that

33:43are 30 stories high your work fantastic

33:49growth and testing yes hmm let’s talk

33:55about the korean defense veteran is that

33:58the right name to define the American

34:02soldier who’s stationed after the korean

34:05war in korea how do you do you like that

34:09name the acronym korean defense pattern

34:13or how do you call them call yourself

34:16well different from korean war veterans

34:19yeah well I my feeling is that they are

34:25there to support hey everyone is over

34:30there right now is to support your

34:32service I would think of them more is

34:36support truth than anything else and in

34:43a way that’s what we were trying to do

34:46when I was aired 72 we were trying to

34:48support them in and helped him get up to

34:52speed with

34:55what they had come up from so do you

35:00want to call it as a creer support

35:04veteran or crea defense veteran which

35:07one you like more better i would take

35:10the poor I Korea support veterans I i

35:14think that the weight we are there to

35:20support him in any way that we can and i

35:24think that you know from 1953 on the

35:28troop that had been over there that have

35:31been there primarily 19 what 1953 yeah

35:37right but officially the Korean War

35:41veterans they are from jun 25th to

35:45january 31st of 1955 they extended a

35:50very so anybody who’s station after

35:56februari of 1955 this term plan be

36:02categorized as a korean support veterans

36:04I think yeah how many do you think they

36:08are our prayer and support patterns here

36:10in the United States I don’t know you

36:15know they rotate the people in and out

36:17are there right some areas or form a

36:23yearly basis summer on to ear basis and

36:26so you can it’s figured i was told my

36:29wife that I guess was really loudly bit

36:33too since we talked a couple days ago I

36:36have been out of Korea now this month 40

36:40years and I always suck at my job over

36:49there was to support them in it and

36:51their activities

36:53there are many many American soldiers

36:57who station after the war in Korea and

37:00there never been they never skipped it

37:05right so it’s been like that since

37:07nineteen fifty-five there has been US

37:10soldier evens at least from to 20,000

37:15when there is a maximum around 60,000

37:19yeah and they rotate it in in six months

37:21and the officers in a year yeah so there

37:25are a lot of Korean support veterans who

37:28are living right now in the United

37:30States do you have any association or

37:34annual meetings among those crim support

37:37veterans no i don’t i had we had a

37:44medical service officer group over there

37:50silver producer but no once I retired

37:57from that the monetary I went straight

37:59into work with the leather compared to

38:06the role played by the Korean War

38:08veterans how do you think it’s important

38:11for the Korean support veterans how is

38:15it I think it everyone can feel they

38:21have done a good deed plot by being

38:24there to help in the event that did have

38:29you know another problem another problem

38:33I think that everyone who is served

38:38there can feel

38:43happy that they they were able to be

38:47there and to help them through any kind

38:52of difficulty we had military people

38:56over there supporting them they had some

38:59floods a couple years ago mm-hmm we had

39:02engineered units that were able to help

39:05them we’ve had other types of problems

39:09within the Republic that members of our

39:13military have been able to help in those

39:16respect so I think in that way yeah each

39:21person who has served there can be

39:25pleased and proud of the fact that we

39:27have served in a situation that it

39:31greatly needed um would you be willing

39:38would you be willing to join if there is

39:42association of Korean support veterans

39:44sure how can we how can we activate

39:48those people and make them into another

39:52go into the army times or one of those

39:55organization you know that has a pretty

39:59widespread and say you know just put in

40:03an advertisement say have you served in

40:08the Korean Peninsula that’s 1955 yes so

40:14are you interested in becoming a part of

40:20an organization that that recognizes

40:23that that you did a job that would

40:25something to be proud of and I think you

40:29might find a lot of people that would be

40:32willing to where should i go to do that

40:35i would think you might even talk to the

40:40army I talked at the army they have up

40:44what they call army echoes

40:46to the magazine that comes out about

40:49every three months and it tells about

40:53different organizations and it might be

40:57it’s it’s controlled by the g1 staff it

41:03depending on but I think it would be a

41:08good contact point what is Korea to you

41:11mom what is I mean you never imagined

41:15you really knew nothing about Korea

41:17before and you end up serving there for

41:21two years and then you’ve been back to

41:23Korea and now you know what career is

41:26now and what do you think why why in

41:30your life the Korea matters to you well

41:32I I I think it gave me an opportunity to

41:37do something that I felt was a lucky one

41:40accomplished I talked it I had an

41:45opportunity to work with the people over

41:48there and as I traveled around the

41:52country I had the opportunity to meet

41:55many many people not only in the

41:58military but mission work you know

42:02they’re doing work mission hospital I

42:05would talk to them and so I I was

42:11greatly impressed with my two years over

42:14there what are the things that make

42:18Korean Korean country Korea and Korean

42:24people different from other country that

42:27you had experienced what are the unique

42:29things or the differences another one is

42:32what about trip north to Seoul captain Che

42:37and I were up on mountain mountain and

42:39he said did a little thing hear any shit

42:43if you throw a rock of mountain mountain

42:47mark Kim orally hey wake up I always

42:53thought that would pretty neat because

42:55so many of the names there you know it

42:59was kim jung-soo or I’m trying to think

43:05Sophie others but you know Kim and park

43:08and the the first commanding officer of

43:14the depo when I got there was a colonel

43:17Lee and he was followed by Colonel so i

43:21think colonel so they would settle into

43:25something like that and we always had

43:29think about the family name coming first

43:32and the given name coming second i had

43:38to duck to dick from your your email

43:44address yeah right i told my wife I bet

43:46he’s going to be mr. Han Jung war Joel

43:52yes you’re right yes an interesting

43:59experience we love the food mmm in my

44:03travel sometimes I would be gone for a

44:05week you know and tell you another joke

44:11what are the first trips I made up to

44:14the north we had just been briefed about

44:20carbon monoxide poisoning Hana and the

44:24hospitals all had you know hyperbaric

44:27chambers for people who didn’t jump got

44:29carbon monoxide and it says we have a

44:32headache or something when you’re in a

44:34place be careful so the first time we

44:36were up and come come sleep on the mat

44:41about two o’clock in the morning Hey oh

44:46my god haha I went oh that’s good by the

44:51windows the rest of the evening in the

44:54next morning they said we don’t use that

44:56we use hot water circulating through the

44:59floor

45:00haha yeah well but the old idea is

45:04having their the tubing going through

45:07there with the fire all one-sided and

45:09then chimney on the other so they did

45:11when they’re warm to play it made a

45:15believer of me so but you know we were

45:21deleting bulgogi you know call big I had

45:29acquired a taste for Tim kicked you but

45:32I feel the weather the family that did

45:36that uh-huh Jane Jane talked to me about

45:42her her time in Pusan and then she went

45:45back with you and then she was not

45:49recognizing the changes to be made yeah

45:53yeah it’s so different you know when we

45:57were there haeundae beach was right

46:03there it puts on three stores is bigoted

46:07building there now yeah the Korean

46:15government is running program called

46:17revisit Korea for the Korean War

46:19veterans and they are getting old and we

46:22want to continue to invite the American

46:26soldiers were stationed in America so I

46:28think it will be Korean service or

46:32support veterans that will be included

46:34in the revisit program do you think it

46:37will be a popular program for them I I

46:40think you know where I younger I would

46:44certainly take it up and then I would

46:47certainly go back over there right I

46:49said I saw the country from one end to

46:53the other you know from all the way down

46:55here kg though the southwest corner up

47:01to structure

47:03yeah and the people that I met in the

47:09hospital medical units work be fantastic

47:12hmm now the Korea is known for one of

47:16the very specialized medical zone for

47:23example plastic surgeries many Chinese

47:25woman coming into Korea and we are known

47:29for the you know the stock stomach

47:33cancer operation because we have so many

47:36stomach cancer occurring there in Korea

47:38not we are pretty good in medical yeah

47:42yeah we were always concerned that

47:46because of the hot food you know would

47:50be a contributing factor to a lot a lot

47:53of the trolls yes a property oh yeah

47:56handsome as I was yes it yep it’s

48:05different and it’s something that was

48:08very much of interest diet but we wanted

48:12to see what would and I’m very happy

48:16that I had the opportunity I’m very

48:20happy to meet Jane your daughter so that

48:22I can be here doing interview or with

48:25you so I want to thank her and I want to

48:28thank you for your service any other

48:31message that you want to leave to this

48:32interview well I would just say that I

48:36think anyone who has served there even

48:40after the war can be proud of what they

48:43have done and I really feel that we have

48:47been there to support you in whatever

48:50you were needing we help you with your

48:57any kind of weather problems or floods

49:02or hyphens or anything and we’re there

49:08to support you if you needed to

49:13kill the young man up north here where

49:17he can go yeah yeah I think that’s very

49:20important message that we need to learn

49:23so can you say what is the legacy of the

49:29Korean support veterans yeah I think

49:35they have kept the Korean Peninsula safe

49:39within 50 years I think our presence

49:43there it’s been a deterrent a

49:49significant deterrent to someone to

49:53think twice before he would try to come

49:56south I think that any of our people

50:00that are serving their to be proud of

50:03that part of that’s very important that

50:08is I I think that really conveys the

50:12real importance of what contribution has

50:15been made by the Korean support veterans

50:18or the Korean Defense veterans and I

50:21really appreciate that you pointed out

50:24that important fact that that the the

50:29service of the US soldiers after the war

50:33actually has secured the safety and

50:36stability of the Korean Peninsula I

50:39think