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Remembering 2nd. Lt. Donald B. Adamson USA 7th Air Cav. KIA 22/Feb/1966 Pleiku. East 5 panels. 63rd line down. "In Flander's Fields, where poppies grow, there stand white crosses, row upon row--- RWTF


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My late Uncle, James Nolan. He did 4 years in the USMC, mostly in Japan and Korea, and was in Korea for the festivities. The only story he told me was of walking back alone from church on a Sunday morning, and being attacked by mortars on the road. He jumped into a rice paddy full of human excrement and hid until the attack was over. I do not believe he was in a combat position, but, donít know. Like my Dad, he never spoke of it to me.
Uncle Jimmy, as we called him, just passed in March of this year.

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No surprise-- Korea, Japan, China- none of them are Christian nations, and do NOT adhere to the Geneva convention rules. The gooks coated the punji sticks with tiger shit, to further the pain and destruction . One of many reasons why our Armed Forces mantra became: "Kill them all, let God sort 'em out in the next world. RWTF


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Originally Posted By: Ted Schefelbein
My late Uncle, James Nolan....was in Korea for the festivities. The only story he told me was of walking back alone from church on a Sunday morning, and being attacked by mortars on the road...


Moral of that story is donít go to church.


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Originally Posted By: lonesome roads
Originally Posted By: Ted Schefelbein
My late Uncle, James Nolan....was in Korea for the festivities. The only story he told me was of walking back alone from church on a Sunday morning, and being attacked by mortars on the road...


Moral of that story is donít go to church.


Really? Are you serious ? If not, your attempts at humor exceed sensibility.

Consider "Think twice, speak once". It may help ......... sure can't hurt.

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Originally Posted By: Stan
Originally Posted By: lonesome roads
Originally Posted By: Ted Schefelbein
My late Uncle, James Nolan....was in Korea for the festivities. The only story he told me was of walking back alone from church on a Sunday morning, and being attacked by mortars on the road...


Moral of that story is donít go to church.


Really? Are you serious ? If not, your attempts at humor exceed sensibility.

Consider "Think twice, speak once". It may help ......... sure can't hurt.

SRH


Just my experience, Stan, banging in and out and around the military since Ď79.

Bunch of us sat around yesterday swapping stories just like that. If anyone was butt hurt they didnít mention it. I had a good one about October 23, 1983.


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Originally Posted By: lonesome roads
Originally Posted By: Ted Schefelbein
My late Uncle, James Nolan....was in Korea for the festivities. The only story he told me was of walking back alone from church on a Sunday morning, and being attacked by mortars on the road...


Moral of that story is donít go to church.


Thanks for your service. Better moral, donít go to Korea.

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Of those mentioned here for their sacrifices, did any tell family members they were heroes? The hundreds of survivors I've interviewed never thought of their service as anything more than doing their duty. Most described it as the greatest experience of their lives. I don't believe there was any difference in this respect among allied and axis men at arms.

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I believe my Father was specifically told not to discus his actions or assignment in Southeast Asia.
A career Marine NonCom told me about it, briefly, at the funeral.

Iím OK with it. I figure Dad was, too. I heard lots of stories about shore leave, the buddies he hunted with, and daily things that occurred in out of the way duty stations. Dad loved the Corps.
Dad told me if I wanted to join, join the Coast Guard. He thought the duty stations were better. Dad was biased to hunting and fishing, and figured the Coasties had more opportunity where they went.
I had pretty good options out of school.

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After reading Kingís comments about the survivors not considering themselves to be heroes but only doing their duty got me thinking of one of dadís lifelong friends, the late Harold Blumberg, who was crew chief on a B17 over Europe. After Harold died, his family found a trunk in the attic that contained papers and old uniforms and other war memorabilia. Among the papers was a Polish medal for valor and citation recounting a raid over Warsaw and his valor in defense of the flak-riddled plane and for repairing a defective bomb bay. According to the citation among other things, he crawled out on the catwalk over open doors to repair the mechanism to drop the armed and live load. Haroldís deeds during that raid were written about in the Stars and Stripes in April of 1945 by Andy Rooney. True to form, according to the article Harold didnít tell the story to Rooney as he was on furlough at the time the article was written. Harold had never told anyone in his family about the raid or the Polish citation for bravery as he never spoke about the war to his wife or children. The Rooney article was recently reprinted by Stars and Stripes in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the warís end. I found the article this morning as I looked for Haroldís obituary.
https://www.stripes.com/news/special-rep...berlin-1.462690

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