Korean War Legacy Project

Homer W. Mundy

Bio

Homer Mundy was born in String, Oklahoma on the 27th of December 1930. After finishing school he enlisted in the U.S. Army on the 27th of September 1948 and received training as an Infantryman, later receiving advanced training as a Transportation Mechanic. When the Korean War started in 1950, he was sent to the peninsula with the 2nd Infantry Division. During his service in Korea, he was wounded twice, the first time only 13 days after arriving in-country. For his service in Korea, he was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, Expeditionary Ribbon, and the Bronze Star. After being wounded in combat for the second time during the war, he was transferred back to the United States to recover where he continued his service at Camp Cook, California training soldiers to go to Korea.

Video Clips

Wounded in Combat

Homer Mundy describes being wounded in Korea only 13 days after arriving in Korea. He also talks about the withdrawal of his unit from the Yalu River area when the Chinese crossed into Korea.

Tags: 1950 Pusan Perimeter, 8/4-9/18,Aprokgang (Yalu River),Busan,Chinese,Front lines,Weapons

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jmyuNYJPr0&start=1016&end=1236

Cold Weather

Homer Mundy talks about the cold weather and the lack of proper cold-weather equipment. He discusses the injuries he and other men sustained as a result.

Tags: Cold winters,Front lines,Living conditions

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jmyuNYJPr0&start=1510&end=1626

Enemy Attacks

Homer Mundy talks about what it was like being under enemy attack. He also talks about fighting the enemy during withdrawal and encirclement near Gotori. He also recounts his second major injury.

Tags: Gotori,Pyungyang,Chinese,Fear,Front lines

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jmyuNYJPr0&start=1780&end=1982

Returning Home

Homer Mundy talks about returning home and being tasked by the Army to train new recruits who were being sent to Korea. He also talks about his rapid advancement in rank due to his combat experience. Lastly, he recounts an episode at a VFW with WWII veterans upon discharge.

Tags: Basic training,Civilians,Home front,Pride

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jmyuNYJPr0&start=2648&end=2834