Korean War Legacy Project

Samuel Nickens


Samuel Nickens was born in Miller’s Ferry, Alabama, near Birmingham, on January 28, 1924. He lived on a farm until moving to Selma, Alabama, where he excelled in school. He was drafted into the United States Navy, receiving specialized training in management and personnel. He served with the Cast Guard in New Jersey and then went overseas on the USS LaJeune, working in various locations around the globe. He served in Seoul from 1968 to 1969, working for US General Steele as an administrative aide. He is very proud of his service because it enlightened him on various world cultures and ways of life. He is impressed with the growth of South Korea and believes the close relationship between the U.S. and South Korea is mutually beneficial and should continue.

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His Service was Educational

Samuel Nickens says his service was very educational as he was able to experience other cultures first-hand. He shares he had no negative experiences. He appreciates the society that has developed in South Korea and believes that the alliance between the U.S. and South Korea is mutually beneficial.

Tags: Impressions of Korea,Pride

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