Veterans' Voices: Korea

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Memories and stories from Minnesota Korea War Veterans

Memories and stories from Minnesota Korea War Veterans


30 Pieces

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The Korean War was marked by many brutal battles. One highly decorated Minnesota soldier was injured in combat, patched up and then returned to the...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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When the Korean War began, the expectation was that the US involvement would be short and decisive. But the war dragged on far longer than the publ...

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The people of South Korea have long expressed gratitude to the American troops who fought for their freedom during the Korean War. The current gove...

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Peter Razor was abandoned as a baby and became a ward of the state, raised in Minnesota institutions. After being drafted into the Army and station...

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During the Korean era, the Army recruited a team of Midwestern farm boys who were comfortable with animals and livestock. They were trained to work...

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Now in their eighties and nineties, veterans of the Korean War are now more than sixty years away from their military service. One veteran said tha...

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By the time the Army sent Henry Dabruzzi to South Korea, an armistice ending the years of shooting had been signed. The Minnesotan was assigned to ...

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The Korean War took a tragic toll, with a high number of injuries and casualties and soldiers who survived battles that were horror-filled. At the ...

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When Roy Charon left his hometown of Cloquet to serve in the Air Force, he imagined that he would serve in Korea. Instead, he was shipped to an isl...

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For many veterans who served in Korea, the war is remembered by the days, weeks and months that they counted down as they waited to come home. Toda...

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Those who entered military service during the Korean War had been children during World War 2, and wartime shaped their youth. Many of them grew up...

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Roger Gardin enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the USS Laffey, a legendary destroyer that survived several notable battles in World War 2 and ...

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The men and women who fought in the Korean War were born when many farms still relied on horses. They have been eyewitnesses to massive societal ch...

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The US Navy played a key role in the Korean War. Korea is situated on a peninsula, so control of the seas was essential. In today’s Veterans Voices...

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When American troops were sent to South Korea in 1950, it was with the goal of stopping the spread of communism there. Two former GI’s who served t...

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Today, Marjorie Johnson is famous as Minnesota’s “Blue Ribbon baker.” She became a television celebrity and cookbook author after earning thousands...

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While many veterans who were drafted or enlisted during the Korean War did not understand the demands of the battle that they would face, for one M...

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Some of the most difficult situations in the Korean War came in two bitter winters when American troops were poorly prepared to face extended days ...

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Only a small number of the veterans of the Korean War era are women. Ruth Perry originally joined the service during World War 2 but she extended h...

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What is officially called the Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act is more commonly known as the GI Bill. Established after World War 2, Congress e...

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