Korean War Legacy Project

John P. Scott

Bio

John P. Scott claims to be the youngest member of the Korean War Veterans in his town, having served overseas in Korea after the war during the 1970s. He has firsthand experience with the rebuilding of South Korea following the war, including the changes he observed in buildings, the landscape, the people, and the culture of Korea as the decades shifted from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Video Clips

Changing Tours of Korea

Veteran John P. Scott describes his tours of Korea throughout the years and how he observed Korea changing into a major power following the Korea War.

Tags: Impressions of Korea,Prior knowledge of Korea

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO14-7ocb68&start=201&end=261

The Aftermath of the Korean War

Veteran John P. Scott describes the rural nature and destruction still experienced in South Korea in the 1970s following the war.

Tags: Impressions of Korea

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO14-7ocb68&start=265&end=404

The Culture Shock of Modernization

Veteran John P. Scott describes the difference of buildings and Korean society between his two tours of duty in Korea, including how quickly Korea seemed to become a metropolis.

Tags: Impressions of Korea

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO14-7ocb68&start=1056&end=1144

Two Types of Korean Soldier

Veteran John P. Scott describes the difference between the KATUSA soldiers and the ROK forces.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO14-7ocb68&start=1230&end=1329