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Discussion in 'Other Reminiscences' started by Lon Tanner, Nov 11, 2018.
Since today is Veteran's Day I thought I would do a Selfie
@Lon Tanner , thank you for your service. Well done.
The Korean war was started and finished before I was born...
I wasn't born when it started and wasn't even in the US during.
I remember my mom and dad sitting around the old wooden radio , listening to the news. Even though I was really little, and didn’t even understand what war meant, I can remember that it really distressed me to hear them talking about it on the radio, for some reason.
We listened to radio programs in the evenings, and then the news would come on, and the Korean War was always the main topic.
When we went to the movie theater, before the movie , they always played a newsreel and the comic, and I remember seeing the pictures of the soldiers marching, but that must have been some kind of a parade, because it was not actual war footage. And there was always the dramatic music to accompany all of it, of course.
I was glad when they said that the war was over. I remember , the veterans we had were mostly from WW2, but some were from the Korean War. My Grandpa Bailey was in WW 1 . Here is a picture of him.
What a handsome man your grandpa was @Yvonne Smith was that maternal or paternal ?..Did he survive the war?
You know that gave me such a lump in my throat Bobby... that little old man was almost certainly that big strapping solider..who fought and suffered for all of us.. and I'm not sure it's the world he felt he was fighting for... but that aside.. I hope whoever he is, and to all those who fought and survived I hope they had a good life.. I can only thank them with all my heart , because for their sacrifice I wouldn't be here, nor would the world have the benefit of my daughter... ...
It was armistice weekend here and of course we're reminded every year with much tv footage and many parades and ceremonies of the suffering of the men and women both at the front and at home... ''lest we forget''
Paternal, and yes, he lived many years after that.
I was a Junior in High School in 1953 when the Korean "Police Action" ended in a Cease-Fire, not an Armistice.
However in 1961-62, I served in the US Army in South Korea as part of the 8th Army's Occupation Forces.
To this day, the Korean War has never officially ended!