Now this is a frontline foxhole, small inconspicuous entrance and
well camouflaged. The entrance tunnel would turn sharply a short way
inside, and lead into the 'living area'. The general idea was that if a
grenade or shell came sailing in, you were protected from the shrapnel. If
it was a shell then the whole thing would cave in anyway.
Wing Key is busy
trying to make it as hard to see as possible, with the aid of some
This soldier was one of the best, an Australian born Chinese
whose family came to Australia in the gold rush days of the 1800s. He was
a WW2 vet and, I was told often enough, one of the hardest instructors at
the recruit training camps in Australia for Korea bound troops.
We B company lot shuddered when he joined us, as the company Sar Major. (CSM)
for short. It didn't take us long to learn that we had a fighting man with
us, he would go out on every patrol or raid that he could.
Two examples of his style were on the patrol with George, and his work on '75.
Had the Chinese ever captured him, I'm sure he would
have had the camp guards out for inspection every day.