Sgt. Hasty enlisted in October 1947 and was initially part of the occupation forces in Japan. When the Korean War started in 1950, he was deployed into Korea. He served in country until he rotated back to Japan in the spring of 1951.
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Korean War - Key Events
January 12, 1950
In a speech to the National Press Club, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson outlines a U.S. Pacific defense posture that includes Japan and the Philippines but does not explicitly include Korea. In fact, he states that, “so far as the military security of other areas in the Pacific is concerned, it must be clear that no person can guarantee these areas against military attack.”
These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica