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Samuel Boyd Fielder, Jr.

Bio

Samuel Boyd Fielder, Jr. was born in Harford County, Maryland.  He comes from a family of World War Veterans (his father from WWI and his older brother from WWII).  At the start of the Korean War, he was in high school and kept up on the news of the war by going to the movies to watch the “News Reels”.  Prior to enlisting in the Marine Corps, he worked on his family farm to help out. He served as an artilleryman near the Imjingang River.  After the war, he returned to work on the family farm.

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Basic Training

Samuel Boyd Fielder, Jr discusses enlisting in the Marines. He shares his basic training and where he went. He explains how he was on reserve then given one month of infantry training. He explains how he chose to be part of artillery.

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Decision to Join the Marine Corps

Samuel Boyd Fielder, Jr. shares how his brother's war stories inspired him. He recalls a conversation with his father about joining the Marine Corps. He explains how he expressed his desire to go to Korea with his family and felt he would end up safe.

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Difficult and Rewarding Times

Samuel Boyd Fielder, Jr. talks about being under enemy artillery fire. He discusses making it quickly into a foxhole. He discusses being scared but getting out safely. He describes his most rewarding times in Korea and the special experience.

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Video Transcript

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name is Samuel Boyd theater Junior
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mm-hmm I was born and raised in Harford
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County Maryland and my father and mother
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were both born in Grayson County
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Virginia and they moved to Maryland in
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1925 and I am the youngest of six
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children mm-hmm my father was a World
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War one better memory and the Marine
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Corps my brother was a world war two
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veteran in the Marine Corps blob I was
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in Korea mmm when you were born 1932
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1930 cember the 27th 1932 so what were
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you doing at the time that the criminal
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broke all and I think I see uh huh in
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fact no in fact at the exact time it
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where it broke out we were out of school
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for the summer uh-huh and it’s of course
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you noticed our jun 25th yeah and I was
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just like any other teenager helping my
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dad Medina had a farm working on farm
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and going around going out at night
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mother brother and doing thank you know
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who didn’t know what’s happening Korea
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at the time yeah oh yes he said I I knew
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it yeah I knew when they then made the
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operation Smith went in uh-huh I know
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when the fish some perimeter and I know
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when the Marines landed it to Inchon
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landing oh well you follow in love with
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though I use I just yes you see back in
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those days there wasn’t too much on TV
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but we go to the movies and they had
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news root of all and we would see this
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on newsreels and it came over the video
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on the news one time when the Marines
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were trapped in the joke’s on the
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reservoir and I’m not the only one that
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heard this they been made the
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announcement that the marine 1st Marine
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Division had been annihilated so how
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that a greater it wasn’t true before we
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go into the detail i wanna ask doris to
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introduce ok I’m Doris Finney fielder
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I’m did we say age i was born in october
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29th 1935 and I was an only child and
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when the war broke out I was in high
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school so you years behind Sam two years
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yeah and you when did you meet high
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school in high school so it’s the same
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in high school he took me on my first
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date to his prom same school and then he
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graduated and went in recore in the fall
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and I’m a school of course and then I
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met my husband before he got out of the
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service and we were married 45 years
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later on that day horror story 45 years
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later meaning 19 98 97 96 were married
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by day 96 1996 on the toy that April was
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the day of the prom what an amazing
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story we lived in the same town are you
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in the same county and I knew his wife
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and
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the family not we didn’t see each other
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very often but if someone has the way
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that we knew you mutual friend or
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something we see them just I could see
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his wife shopping and we were just
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always there in same area will you
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follow it up with his service during the
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Korean War well I have pictures were
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brought um he sent me from this dream
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warm oh he said Joe yes we broke back
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and forth through them we did the whole
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summer and then he sent me pictures and
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especially one of these but he’s in his
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underwear content but anyway the picture
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on the wall I told you at the memorial I
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have a picture that looks almost like
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that so when he brought me to see the
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law after we were dating this time we
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were walking along and he goes I said
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these are supporting troops I would look
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he’s got what is it you I never met my
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first wife hmm I was out of the service
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and I met her and we got married three
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years later we had five children and I
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had 16 grandchildren Wow and two
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great-grandchildren and I’ll like I have
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four daughters and one son every one of
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those kids that we have a farm every one
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of those kids help me milk those cows
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every one of the only happening I never
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had never had one minute’s trouble with
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in yet I joined the Marine Corps on
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September the 17-19 251 I went quick I
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went through basic training at Parris
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Island South Carolina marine corps base
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after the two basic training I had a
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about a month and a half in reserve in
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Parris Island and then they
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they threw a whole group of us about 20
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or 30 planes from that area to san diego
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california now our plane and engine
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trouble we were down in every state
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getting a plan worked out and we got
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there 24 hours after the rest of them
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the rest of them had already been
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shipped off to Ted Cape one for infantry
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training there was enough in that group
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to make a whole company okay and so I we
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waited there another couple weeks and to
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another group came in enough to make
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another company and it shipped us off
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the tent came to now we had one month of
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infantry training and one day the first
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sergeant came up and he says all you
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guys packed their gear he said to get in
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formation you’re going to go to Cape
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Delmore for supporting arms well I had
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my choice between tanks and Amtrak’s and
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artillery and I didn’t want to be closed
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up in a tank I didn’t know what Amtrak
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was so I took artillery we were shipped
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over to Korea on the ship called the
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general john pope and we landed in
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Incheon about i’m going to say last week
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or so of april nineteen fifty two youth
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told me that you will follow a love
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what’s going wrong in korean peninsula
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yes and you knew that it was war yes why
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did you enlist because I wanted to why
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because men might hurt all my brother’s
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war stories and I got anxious so I went
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and joined and Ray
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I want it to be there I wanted to be
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there you could lose your life I know
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wow that’s what my dad told me uh-huh so
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what I did is I made it my mind one
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night I was going to join the Marine
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Corps and I had a brother who’s year and
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a half over me I didn’t say anything to
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him till we get to the breakfast table
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or my dad or anybody we get to the
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breakfast table and what did was sit at
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the end the table my brother said on his
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left side and I said on his right and we
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just started thee and I said dead can I
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join the Marine Corps if he said no I
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want to join but he said and I told me
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you almost fell off his chair it came
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back up and he says yes when do you want
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to go I says I want to go down today and
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see about it and so that’s that’s what I
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did but my brother and I owned a car and
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we still owed my uncle some money on it
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well you got a car what are you going to
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do with it I so I’m giving my half what
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the money I’ve had in it and he can
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finish paid it off and then he started
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his scare tactics you know you’re going
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to end up in Korea I said that’s where I
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want to go you might get killed I says I
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don’t think so course everybody don’t
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think so you do well and so that’s when
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I joined the Marine Corps and went in
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and when I got the Korea they were
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holding the parallel uh-huh we weren’t
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allowed to go and try to make another
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push all the way back to the LA River
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they were working on the peace talks and
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that was it was a stalemate real right
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now and so but what would happen at
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night the outfits would get attacked by
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by the North Koreans they did mo start
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acting at night and they would come in
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and such groups of people you know so
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many and we would lay down a line of
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fire in front of the infantry I
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cirencester ice and to keep them off em
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we succeed in desert except of course
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some always gives her so from the
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landing at Inchon what where did you go
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and put me on the train and I went to
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the end of the rail head which was moon
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sunny he wins on me and then you put us
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on trucks took us to regiment got to
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regiment then they we got off and it’s
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the total switch outfits was going to
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put his own of trucks and took him to
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her outfits well first off from the day
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I got in my outfit which was some very
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letter late part of April to the day I
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left my outfit we never stopped firing I
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don’t mean it was continuously bang bang
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meant but we had we were firing old all
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the time and day and night and it just
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we just never let up so he was more like
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a war of artillery yeah well you see
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they say there was more artillery fired
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in Korea it wasn’t World War One World
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War to you and Vietnam
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together now they that’s a story we’ve
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been told now what it’s true or not I
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don’t know do you still have a good
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hearing fairly good yes my goodness
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selective hearing oh he has selective
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I’ve had no problem g review wow that’s
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amazing oh you will you both be almost
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every day oh yeah one guy lost his urine
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over there uh-huh yeah now the what we
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would do because there’s always one guy
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is getting information so he has the
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earphones up of course that protects his
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ears but when we got ready to fire we’d
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turn our head and cover this here and
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the medicine wouldn’t be covered that’s
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what we do and it worked out fine for
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most of us so you were there until when
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till probably the first or second week
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of May 5th in the tenth of May I’m
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thinking about I had a year in 17 days
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there I can’t give you the exact day I
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got there and can’t do the exact day
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that I left mm-hmm so you left right
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before the armistice yes what was like
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before you right before you depart from
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Korea what was like in the front line
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all right now are you get to realize
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artillery is not up with the infant I
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know okay okay but now just the day that
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I left are my outfit they had put part
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of the 1st Marine Division in reserve
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mm-hmm and our health it was one of them
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and we were pulled back behind the MGM
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river and so we had we and even started
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firing back there when we got the word
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that the I was in the 20th raft the 20th
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RAF all the guys took up her stuff and
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pack up and get ready to go and we left
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that day was feeling like you are ready
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to leave were you scared there was times
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I was
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yes yes but for the most part I see what
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we never we never got hit by the
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infantry we weren’t like some of the
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other outfits that got over am because
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we had Marines in fun ups mm-hmm and the
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marine stand my ground they may push him
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back some but they’ll take it back yeah
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what was leaving condition at the time
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living condition was fine for us mm-hmm
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now where did you sleep in the tent I
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had a chance so in a tent did you have
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heat yes no air conditioning no work no
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air conditioner and it got extremely
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cold in the wintertime and we get
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worried it was 27 a half below zero when
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I was there it never felt like it
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because we’re in this gun pit when the
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gun pit has a male the dirt around it
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maybe six seven feet high put sandbags
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on the inside and then we had a bunker
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on that thing that we could get in and
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her king was right next to it so I mean
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to us if it wasn’t we weren’t out like
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the infantry laying out there in that
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Cobra all the time I was amazed that was
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really amazed and when we did when I
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left Korea there was one bridge over the
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Han River and it was half blown
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I went back I think now there’s
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something like 22 is it that many I
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going even counted yeah I think I think
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it’s something like 22 race always bump
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put the bumper and yes and the roads are
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elevated yeah no they were just starting
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the high-rises but the second time we
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went back in 2003 they were even put I
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rises above so up to work damage on yeah
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too many high-rises there that’s the
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problem at all it’s up one of the 10
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biggest metropolitan city in the world
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yes I know something I want to tell you
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we had been back and Seoul Korea 97 and
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but then then the Federation of Korean
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embassies camping businesses came over
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here and they donated two hundred and
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fifty thousand dollars the dependence of
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the military at the Pentagon another
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250,000 to the dependence and military
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from trade centers they wanted an honor
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guard so they could lay a wreath at the
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korean war memorial when we went back in
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97 we went to Penn than John and we had
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to wait to be to go and be briefed and
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we were on the bus and he several of
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them goes off and where the servicemen
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came
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the hill and they asked him what he did
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for recreation and he ran down to the
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dog down to this bridge of no return and
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then he ran up the hill to hell 229 I
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said that’s Hill 229 he said yes I said
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I fired for that thing when I was here
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he they had no idea where they were when
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they were born that’s where he knew he
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was fired for that yellow is covered
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with trees yes that was bold at the time
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oh yes I never said never got any I
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never got to go up to see it I’d only
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knew that we fired it and everything
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else would ball up so I reckon it was
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both would you share the most difficult
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moment in your service during their
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service most liberal yet yeah I don’t
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know is i can say i really had a real
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real difficult one but i’ll tell you
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I’ll tell you the one where I was a
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scared us mm-hmm what we had this
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captain he was the best captain we had
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he wanted to get our guns in position
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where we could do more damage to the
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enemy so along the em Jim River in what
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area there’s no infantry and it was if
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the gym gym is patrolled by the amtracs
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and there’s a artillery base I mean
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artillery position next to the amtracs
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and that’s what controlled that part but
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there was one area that you could get to
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and get closer to the enemy and fire so
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he got permission they said well we’ll
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give you permission but you’re
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responsible for everything that happens
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well going to that position intimate
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could see us oh and of course there they
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had deposition 0d and all the time and
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we fired one or two rounds for
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on target or something my gosh so she’ll
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started coming in so fast and it’s what
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they won’t watching you all day kids dig
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they knew where we were in they already
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had his he wrote in and the show started
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coming in so fast one came right over
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and one of my gun and blew a big hole in
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the dirt in front of the gun now there
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was a bank around the gun the hole in
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there and the next one took our a
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mistakes out well I was standing on the
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gun with the earphones and I said rocky
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I get it I got to get out of here
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everybody else got out so I run over and
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jumped in this little bit of a low place
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gosh almighty was full of guys already
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and the captain was on top of them Oh
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and so I said this isn’t going to work
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so I ran around and jumped in a foxhole
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right close to her that she yelled
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landed and I got the feeling I’m not
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gonna see home anymore but the way it
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was they fired and they kept their
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shells just get blown father and father
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and so we packed up and got out of there
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and nobody got hurt Wow nobody nobody
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got hurt but now the young one of the
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one of the most rewarding experiences I
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had her outfit had but it was my second
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question oh ok ok good we had they would
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send some guys that had made corporal
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sergeant or something back to the rear
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for NCO training so they can learn how
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to handle troops and all this you know
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and this one felt on our gun went back
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and when he came back he said boy way I
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had
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this is what he’s I met a guy back there
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who was a sergeant in the infantry and
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he says I love you guys you wanted a
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silver start for me he’s what he in the
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Silver Star is a third larger 30 at the
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biggest metal is what are you talking
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about that we were out on patrol and we
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got in a bad position any was all around
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us and everybody but him got wounded and
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i don’t mean never they were had to be
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drugged out or anything like that but
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they got one to one way or another but
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they managed to get into a bunker or
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some place where they had cover so they
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called in what they call a box be in
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mission that’s where if you got three
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batteries fire two of them fire on the
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ground and it fucks that over in so they
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can’t get to him the third battery fires
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his Victor tear shells it has a fuse on
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it it’s radioactive it explodes in the
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air oh so it just rained it all down on
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them and finally they gave up and left
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this guy got them all back and you got
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silver storm that was one of the
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mushroom to hear something that goes so
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many times you never hear from the guys
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up front about anything good about
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that’s what I figured that’s what I
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figured that the infantry and Marines in
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the front light they needed you right
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yes desperately yes yeah no I went to
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reunion we went we brought in Branson
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Missouri and a lot of the lot of the
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young and reunions were held out there
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there was a whole group of Marines there
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and I went up to see him and I had my
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mirena and by my 11th regiment had on
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which they knew was artillery this one
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God sends you something right up in
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Louie’s arms around I
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you guys you saved my tail more than one
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nothing you darn Rascals you fired short
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rounds if I came back well like she said
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45 years later we never dated I have
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tried getting back until 45 years later
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and so I they did a few girls and
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there’s a girl that lived it down right
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at the edge of Oliver city that I had
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met several times that before it would
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went over to Korea and well known I knew
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her seeing him talk to her sometime even
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from the 10th grade up and so I was
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taking her and then she left the area
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and so she was but time i got a service
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she was married and so I I get out in a
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sep tember of 54 I met my first wife New
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Year’s Day 1955 why was he so on popular
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well now see Truman was president and he
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did not want to Claire declare war
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because it might start World War three
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but Truman made the statement as soon as
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he heard he said in Truman wasn’t a very
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resourceful banner with his words he
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with the note he said damn if the
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comments is going to take over the world
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so he sent me he said troops are his
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face as he could get him there and he
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said that was the biggest mistake he
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made in his presidency was as cutting
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down the military so bad right after
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World War two exactly that was the
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pyridyl tmobile idea it was demobilized
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yeah yeah and but we managed to hold out
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until they got enough troops over there
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and we did a pretty good job and I’m
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just tell you i can’t say how much
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praise I can say about South Korea and
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the way they have treated the Korean War
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veterans and now Oh Memorial Day this
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year we had a memorial in art at our
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korean war memorial in baltimore and the
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three of our politicians sent
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representatives one was the center to
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which senators and one was congressman
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and activist over I walked over and I
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said well I want to thank you all for
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coming I said now I’m going to say
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something they might not sit too good
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with you I said but this is exactly how
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I feel I says that a whole time we’ve
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had this memorial here I never seen
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senator Mikulski here I never seen
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senator Cardin here and I want to see
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and set it out of congressman sarbanes
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here one time as it now you all don’t
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recognize so why do you think we’ve
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called The Forgotten War yeah but i’d
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like to tell you about one more
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experience with the firing I mean we had
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it all the time this this is one of the
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biggest memories that me being in Korea
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we always had a certain coordinates that
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we put on the gun everybody on every gun
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knew what that coordinates was we do it
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a day and we did we would zero in on the
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target where we thought the enemy was
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going to cum the hardest uh-huh well one
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night and
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happened all they had to say is fire
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normal garage that is just let the
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shells go at your own will and they
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called it and I don’t know how long we
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fired it it was like 30 or 40 minutes or
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something like yet maybe 20 I don’t know
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but we fired as fast as we could and
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that barrels on the guns got red-hot the
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ricoh old bird up we had to replace it
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well the guy came around goods are
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always at maintenance man came around to
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our guy and he says now make you fire
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this round he says I handed me the tube
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he says I will unscrew the nut you shoot
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that he never put to ask Rebecca we did
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it so quickly missed only one room and
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the barrels on the guns got red-hot we
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poured water down to cool off and when
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they finally called a ceasefire they
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wanted to count on the Holy am of that
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we had now we were told all through
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training and by every that the maximum
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rate of fire you could put through a 105
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was four rounds a minute full wrongs
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will operate like shells a minute rather
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like this like an oversized bullet and
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we pay for the cat was ever we had
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averaged seven and a half rounds of
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minute well I almost doubled it yeah per
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minute okay for like ever how long we
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were fine per minute yeah for a minute
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but for like 4 40 minutes right yeah
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seven rooms we shot up a lot of
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Cadillacs never interviewed several
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times I’ve been interviewed but the
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daughters of the revolution in down here
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today another
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a Korean young man interview me and but
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he look your interview is in a library
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of congress yeah it’s in the library
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Congress and I always tried to mention
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the one fella it’s in the picture with
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me the father he young he got out of the
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Marine Corps he was drafted get on the
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rink or his name was Oswald to feel that
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I hate mexican Jorge Spanish and Indian
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I think naira is an Indian name I don’t
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know but anyway after he was out of the
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Marine Corps and try to get jobs you can
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get these job he’s lived in Texas and
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he’s tried selling insurance when I
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knocked on the door and this woman came
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out stuck pistol in his faces get off of
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my porch he went back and told his
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mother I mean his wife he says if I’m
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sick and tired of this if the Marine
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Corps take me I’m going back her he went
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back in he had three tours in Vietnam he
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went to check on his men one night when
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he came back where he had been laying
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was blown home pieces he went through
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one in Korea and three bit vietnam it
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never got a scratch he ended up as a
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sergeant major
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I think he had 32 years total preserve
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and active in the Marine Corps and once
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he got out Marine Corps and he was
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Catholic it became a deacon in the
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Catholic Church and and we’ve met twice
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we met twice since we both got out of
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Korea okay um well this is nara that he
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was faking that and sams buying bricks
30:45
for the cream of the marine corps museum
30:49
where there chesty puller the makeup
30:51
colonel-general and they’re making a big
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memorial for him so he’s buying bricks
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from all these and his father and
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brother and he wanted me to email his
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family and ask him what his last rank
31:04
was when he got on the service and I did
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and the daughter emailed me back and
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said have you ever clicked have you ever
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seen this card well we had this picture
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but he got lost long time ago and this
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picture was in our hometown paper while
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he was in Korea and my mother saved that
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out of paper 45 years later she gave it
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to him but I clicked on email and this
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picture came up this photographer has
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sold 358 copies of this Wow and so
31:38
that’s how we I found it and I ordered
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it cost me $85 but it was worth it so
31:45
well the photographer is the one that
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took the picture in Korea he was that he
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was a photographer for the Marine Corps
31:53
magazine called the Leatherneck well
31:55
have his picture got on the wall well
31:58
they took the pictures out of the
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archives and you had to be like in a
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magazine of a national magazine so the
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picture of a full face of this
32:07
she had was in the iron archives so he
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didn’t know it was on the wall hmm until
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he took me over there in 1995 and I said
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look you know didn’t know you don’t know
32:22
well they had only Galahad dedicated it
32:25
just in July at nine times it was taken
32:30
and so I said that’s that’s you because
32:33
I had pictures of him from Korea with
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this hat on and I knew him all these
32:38
years and we finally found out from
32:42
Colonel Dean when he was refurbished
32:44
whenever he spoke to us honest and how
32:47
do you know that your face is on the
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wall he said they’ve got them out of the
32:51
archives and most of them were from a
32:53
national magazine or online yeah yeah we
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had pictures taken today with was it a
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colonel from the Korean Colonel you want
33:02
his picture taken on one side and he was
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on the other I came home in 1953 and I
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was home on a weekend pay us and I got
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sick they sent me up to Bainbridge Naval
33:21
Hospital Marines go to naval hospitals
33:23
and they can figure out what’s wrong
33:26
with me they thought I had
33:28
bronchopneumonia they treated me for
33:30
three weeks and two days
33:31
bronchopneumonia well finally a board
33:34
stuff off I went on back to Norfolk I
33:37
was down there about two weeks and hit
33:41
me again sergeant said get over sickbay
33:44
so when I was sick bay and I went in and
33:49
the corpsman was there and navy in the
33:51
Marine Corps don’t get along too well
33:53
sometimes unless it’s it’s corpsman in
33:56
combat anyway he says
34:01
this is what’s right here so don’t feel
34:03
good you look fine to me he said I said
34:07
take my temperature stick kilometer in
34:09
my mouth he fooled around for a good 20
34:11
minutes talking to other guys and let me
34:15
just to make me suffer he pulled that
34:17
tomorrow out of my mouth he went like
34:20
that out of that room he got it up
34:22
temperature was a hundred and five two I
34:24
had malaria they treated me I’ve never
34:29
had another reoccurrence all the kids in
34:33
the neighborhood all good kids on the
34:35
football teams it’s going there coming
34:37
to my shed to work out I add an addition
34:41
to it and out of that shit at seven
34:45
national champions 1 world champion 11
34:52
professional football player one
34:54
professional foot but what have been
34:55
national tempe on what weight lifting
34:58
power lift the bench press squat and did
35:00
yeah yeah and I the one guy that won the
35:05
World Championships got second in the
35:07
world Strongest Man contest Wow yeah I
35:11
have you see that he didn’t charge
35:12
anything every jars it was free I have
35:16
to see that this like a gymnasium there
35:19
we saved their name woman oh my daughter
35:22
moved into the house okay I gave them
35:24
their lot they bought the house they put
35:26
a three-car garage there yeah thank you
35:29
Miss i got 3,000 pounds of barbells at
35:32
homes oh what a man he was a national
35:37
champ I wanted
35:38
national championship really I also set
35:41
a national record in the squad