[KS] Father in Korean War
kirkdon at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 30 08:15:57 EDT 2015
In the semantic discussion of "wounded" and "injured," the U.S. military now refers to wounded warriors as "injured." They no longer say "wounded" as in previous wars. So it's both correct and incorrect to refer to someone as "wounded" in the Korean War. That was the term then and in the Vietnam War. Now the word is "injured."Don Kirk
On Friday, October 30, 2015 3:38 PM, MIchael <lastmarx at comcast.net> wrote:
In the military, "injured" usually means a non combat injury like from an accident. If your father was in combat, he would have been listed as "wounded" (WIA). Cheers, Mike
From: "John Eperjesi" <john.eperjesi at gmail.com>
To: "Korean Studies Discussion List" <koreanstudies at koreanstudies.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 4:33:35 PM
Subject: [KS] Father in Korean War
I posted this question a while back, but have more information now, perhaps someone could point me in the right direction:
My father was injured in the Korean War in late August, early September 1952. He was with the USMC, Korea "E" Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Reg., 1st Division.
Since I live in Seoul, I would like to find out where he was injured, or details of the battle. He received 2 Purple Hearts, because he was hit again while being carried off the battlefield.
Thanks in advance,John
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