Korean War Legacy Project

Gerald Campbell

Bio

Gerald Campbell joined the Army on his 17th birthday and describes his experiences in the military and specifically Korea as positive ones.  He discusses his family and his personal life. He shares the dangers of his job as wire crew chief. He shares a time where he went to do his job and fix wires only to find out it was a secret attack.  He describes his return to Korea in 2018 and his impressions.

Video Clips

Christmas 1952 USO Show

He shares the names of celebrities at the show and how they performed. Gerald Campbell describes being included in a USO show. He shares that others were envious of this experience.

Tags: Rest and Relaxation (R&R)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSBS7JEuvy8&start=481&end=577

Thoughts on Modern Korea

Gerald Campbell returned to Korea in 2008. He shares how he found Seoul upon his revisit. He describes being impressed by the towering skyscrapers. He discussed visiting the DMZ.

Tags: Seoul,Impressions of Korea,Modern Korea

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSBS7JEuvy8&start=716&end=810

After the Armistice was Signed

Gerald Campbell discusses being ready to go home after 37 months and many lives lost. He shares how he mainly fought the Chinese. He discusses a Chinese attack just one month before the war ended.

Tags: 1953 Armistice 7/27,Chinese

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSBS7JEuvy8&start=1035&end=1138