Noel G. Spence
Conditions for Korean Children
Noel G. Spence describes his duty driving trucks of waste. He recounts how desperate Korean children would come to the dump to find supplies. Seoul was captured and re-captured many times. People were in desperate conditions. The "lucky" Koreans had boxes for houses, clothing from soldiers and and scraps for food.
Noel G Spence recounts the dangers of his job working with artillery. He serviced 25 pound artillery. Repairing the guns meant a shell did not fire correctly. This required him to work around live ammunition that could explode at any moment. He also describes how there was no fixing a stuck anti-aircraft gun.
Noel G Spence addresses why he fought in Korea. He discusses what fighting meant to him and how it saved South Korea. He expresses remorse about the shelling of the enemy. On the night before the signing of the aristice the allies used up their shells. Allies did not want to be responsible for live artillery shells.