David Emily

David Emily was one of eight brothers, all of who served in the United States Army. David’s service was at the end of the Korean War. His older brother Frank Emily served at the beginning of the Korean War, and as Frank left Korea, David arrived, putting both brothers in the same location at the same time. What are the odds?  David served from 1954 to 1958.

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August 06, 2022 08:11 pm
Emily Ezell
I imagine two brothers were never so glad to cross paths as they were. I can also imagine the hardship their mother must have gone through. We are thankful for their service.
September 30, 2021 03:01 pm
Mary Huffman
Thank you for sharing this story about the Emily brothers passing each other in Korea. Do you know if they were able to hang out for a bit on leave/R&R before David had to report for duty in Korea?

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Korean War - Key Events

September 12, 1950

North Korean troops reach their farthest point of advance. Although thousands of UN troops have arrived to reinforce South Korea, months of fighting have reduced the area under their control to a 5,000-square-mile rectangle centered on the critical southeastern port of Pusan. By the time the North Korean invasion force reaches the “Pusan Perimeter,” its strength has been nearly cut in half and it is almost entirely lacking in armor.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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