Korean War Legacy Project

Roland Fredh


Roland Fredh served in the Swedish Red Cross during the Korean War. He worked as part of the operating team on two different tours. Roland Fredh, first went to Korea in 1950. He left Korea after six months, but later returned in 1952. The first tour had Roland Fredh helping combat wounds like napalm. On the other hand his second tour in 1952 dealt with many civilians. Roland Fredh also met his wife in Korea, who also served with the Swedish Red Cross as a nurse. While in Korea, he also played on an amateur soccer team that traveled to play around Korea. He is proud of his service and happy he could help so many people in need.

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Treating Napalm

Roland Fredh describes being part of the operating team in Busan. He treated patients that Napalm wounds. The hospital was uncovered and quite dusty. Patients required lots of work. Yet, Roland Fredh is proud of his service.

Tags: Busan,Front lines

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Korean Soccer Club

Roland Fredh describes his leisure time in Korea. He played soccer with fellow Swedish members. The team traveled, located in Busan, traveled to Seoul and Daegu to play various teams. They beat an English team. But, they lost to a Korean team.

Tags: Busan,Daegu,Seoul,Impressions of Korea,Pride,Rest and Relaxation (R&R),South Koreans

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Songs from Korea

Roland Fredh describes music during his service. He sings a classic Korean song for the viewer. He recalls his favorite Swedish music that he would sing in Korea. Yet, he is much more impacted by the Korean music and songs that he learned while in Korea.

Tags: Busan,Civilians,Living conditions,Rest and Relaxation (R&R),South Koreans

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