Korean War Legacy Project

Rudolph “Rudy” J. Green


Rudy Green born in 1929 in Germany moved to the United States in 1937. He worked as a leather tanner until he was drafted in the United States Army in February 1951. He discusses his training in Japan and taking a dangerous train through Korea. He discusses the pain of seeing death and expresses empathy for Korean people during the war.

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2,000 Riflemen On Board

Rudy Green describes taking a train from Busan that was so heavy with smoke that it was very difficult to breathe. He describes how when they arrive at their destination, there was no way to distinguish the white soldiers from the African American soldiers because they were all covered in soot. He explains his amazement in surviving that train ride.

Tags: 1951 Battle of Bloody Ridge, 8/18-9/15/,Busan,Fear,Front lines,Living conditions

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You are on CQ Tonight

Rudy Green describes one of the most difficult times in his military service in Korea. He explains details about Koreans during the war. Rudy describes his job as CQ- Charge of Quarters and how the unknown of that night still bothers him.

Tags: North Koreans,Poverty,South Koreans,Women

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South Korea Then and Now

Rudy Green describes the images that he saw as he was leaving South Korea. He explains the vast poverty and devastation he saw. He compares it to what he knows of South Korea today.

Tags: Busan,Impressions of Korea,Living conditions,Modern Korea,Poverty,South Koreans

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