Vern P. Lanie
Vern P. Lanie was born July 9, 1930, in Browns Valley, Minnesota. He grew up in the very small country town and graduated from high school in 1949. He was drafted to serve in the army during the Korean War in 1951. His basic training took place in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Vern P. Lanie says that he was one of the “lucky ones”. He did not serve in combat and was able to return home to his family after the war ended in 1953.
My Job as Company Clerk
Vern P. Lanie describes his job of company clerk and the orders that he wrote and typed for the officers serving in the war. He is very surprised when Dr. Han tells him that today Korea has the 11th largest economy in the world and has a strong democracy, although it was completely devastated 65 years ago.
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