Sunday, April 25, 2010

Looking back on the Korean War


I recently posted four articles about the Korean War (1950-1953) based on interviews with my father, James A. Seitz. He served in the U.S. Army at a medical aid station near the frontline at the end of the war and into the armistice.
One of the drawbacks to the blog format is that a series of articles such as this is posted in reverse order. To provide better organization for the series (and also to post a few more photos), here is the series as it was meant to be read:

Part 1: Reporting for duty

Part 2: Near the frontline

Part 3: Entertaining the troops (a visit from Marilyn Monroe)

Part 4: Back home

Photos (top to bottom) from James A. Seitz:
James A. Seitz outside officer’s mess hall in South Korea, 1953
Seitz with U.S. Army sign that says “We’ve done so much, for so long, with so little, that now we can do anything with nothing,” South Korea, 1954
South Korean village and rice paddies, 1953
South Korean village main street, 1953


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