Korean War Legacy Project

Robert J. Auletti

Bio

Robert J. Auletti left high school to enlist in the United States Army. He discusses how he was one of the physical trainers for all the soldiers. This experience raised his rank when he was shipped overseas where he served as a Platoon Leader.  He also describes his return visit to the country of South Korea and how impressive he found the country. He concludes that his sacrifice of service was not in vain.

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Korean Soldiers Became an Army

Robert Auletti describes his experience in the Battle of White Horse Mountain. He also describes fighting alongside the Republic of Korea soldiers (ROK) and how they were treated poorly by other soldiers. However, he describes that the ROK earned respect by how hard they fought against the Chinese.

Tags: 1952 Battle of White Horse, 10/6-15,Pyungyang,Chinese,Front lines,Impressions of Korea

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It Wasn't In Vain

Robert Auletti describes his revisit to the country of South Korea in 2010. He explains that after seeing the recovery and comeback of South Korea, he feels that his sacrifice wasn't in vain. He describes young Koreans coming up to him to thank him for his service to the country.

Tags: Impressions of Korea,Modern Korea,Pride,South Koreans

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