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.
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.
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.
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.