Korean War Legacy Project

Robert Kam Chong Young


Robert Kam Chong Young was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on April 8, 1929. Before graduating from McKinley High School in 1949, he served in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps as a Cadet Captain with the responsibility of overseeing eighty JROTC cadets. After high school, he enlisted in the U. S. Army and began training as a heavy equipment operator, which he never completed because he was reassigned to the infantry and sent to Korea. During his service in the Korean War, he participated in the Incheon Landing. Later in the war, he was injured by Chinese mortar fire and received the Purple Heart for his injuries. Before being injured, he was responsible for the capture of three Chinese POWs near the Yalu River.

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Capturing POWs

Robert Kam Chong Young speaks about his experiences after participating in the Inchon Landing. He comments on his return to Korea after recovering from hepatitis in a Japanese hospital. He remembers being scared when he captured three Chinese Prisoners of War.

Tags: 1950 Inchon Landing, 9/15-9/19,Daegu,Heungnam,Chinese,Fear,POW

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Incheon Landing

Robert Kam Chong Young speaks about his first experiences in Korea and his participation in the Inchon landing.

Tags: 1950 Inchon Landing, 9/15-9/19,Daegu,Incheon,Front lines

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