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Concerning your picture concerning Hill 412.
My father, Thomas A. Forehand Senior was with Hdq, group of 3rd Bat., 7th Infantry Regiment. The Hdq. groups was station atop Hill 412 during the previous night (or the date on the picture). He was the only soldier who was not able to escape (out of about 30 men). My father had been shot while helping to evacuate his fellow soldiers from the top of the hill. He remained on the ground to cover the evacuation. On Oct. 3, 1951, he died from malnutrition as his POW group reached Camp Desoto (in the Mt. of North Korea somewhere Pyongyang and the Yalu River.)ngyang). The Army has never been able to locate this place "Camp Desoto."
Father was awarded the Silver Star for his actions. And thanks to all our veterans who risk their lives to protect us.


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A great story of courage and endurance.
I have been given the honour of taking care of all the Australians who Died in Korea by having them placed on Find-a-Grave. Please visit the site and place your own flowers etc where it tells you to leave a Flower and note.
As an ex-serviceman myself I feel honoured to do this.
There were two great heroes of Korea. One being Origlassi the other being Pte Horace William "Slim" Madden (GC).
Take care of all you Korean Vets. We will never forget you.
Cheers - John
have a :!beer: you deserve it.


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Thank you for preparing this site. I was surprised and grateful to see a photo of my half brother Dominic Zegarelli who was wounded while serving with the 3rd Division. I never saw this photo nor was I expecting such a view. * * * died in Florida around 1957 from a heart attack connected with the fragments of his Korean wound.

Admin reply: Thanks for the feedback. Everyone watching him at the time probably thought he had the million dollar wound, but it wound up killing him. With your permission, I would like to add your remarks, with citation, to the main photo: http://www.koreanwaronline.com/history/Appleman/Frames51/SC372742.htm
Plea se advise? Bert


Added: August 22, 2013
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Sir,can I call you Bert?

I saw your web,it makes me feel very sorrow.Because in my country,Korean war is a grey area in history.Some men don't want people comment on this mistake,so they just let people forget that war and warriors.That's what I am sarrow about.

My grandfather was a KMT LOCAL ARMY artillery captain in WW2,and surrendered in civil war in january 1949.After more than one year civil war and "join" the PVA and sent to Korean in october 1950。He survived after more than five times wounded.

Beacause of his political identity,old KMT can't stay in the red army in peace times.Then he went back to home town and been a chinese teacher.

My teenage dream was become a history film'derictor.But that's impossible.Especially korean war,shooting any movie about that is illegal... :!mad:

So,I decide to be a Movie mechanic now,my dream is MCMASTER in canada.MR Bert,Pray for me please!

Admin reply: Thank you for your post. I believe it is a story often repeated of PVA veterans early in the Korean War. They were very brave, skillful, resourceful, and I am proud to have met them in combat. I only wish we could have met in far more peaceful circumstances, and in a better world.

I do indeed pray for you. Bert


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I was in the 2nd Div, 23rd Reg and captured in the May Massacre. I spent 27mo in Chungsung Camp #1. I am going to publish my memoirs as an ebook. I asked Hal Barker of the KoreanWar Project Web site if I could use 5 maps from his site in my book. He oked it and I gave attribution to the Center of Military History. Now I notice that you are the original source for these maps. Is it ok if I use Maps numbered 33,35,36,37 and the Map 2 of korea as long as I attribute them to you?

Admin reply: God bless you, man, you can use any part of my site you need. If you were there when your lot called in arty on your own position I'd toss in a no-limit Pub Beer Tab too. Bert


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My dad Jose Rebusto Garcia was wounded in the Korean War when detacted to Task Force Smith - his wound lead to amputation of one of his legs, and I am convienced shorted his life, and sadly he passed almost 4 years ago. He didn't talk about the war much, so it is with great humility that I read about the opperation and the stories from other vets.

If anyone knew my dad I would be honored to hear /read your memories. He was from Tucumcari New Mexico and was only 16 years old -

Admin reply: Joe,

Thanks for your entry. Jose sounds like a great guy who when through more than most folks ever go through and at an age when most were still High School Juniors. Please accept my condolences your loss.

If Jose was like most of us, he never actually knew much about the war except that his part of it was something he wanted to forget. If you're curious yourself, you might find it interesting to browse the Time Line.
http://www.koreanwaronline.com/arms/TimeLine.htm

Bert


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I did a search online for "flak jackets", and clicked on your site. The pic I clicked on was titled "Flak jacket saved this Marines' Life". The Marine in the pic is my dad, PFC Ralph W. Barlow. I thank God for this vest/jacket for saving my fathers' life, for I (nor my brothers & sister) would not be in this world! Thank you for this fabulous site...

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I am trying to find information on James Dunne who was a Newfoundlander who served in the Korean War.

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GOOD SITE MR3 USN

Admin reply: Hi, I had to look up MR3, they didn't have that rate in '52. :)


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