Edmund Richard Mech
Edmund Richard Mech - Ambulance Driver
Cpl. Ed Mech poses on the hood of a U.S. Army ambulance. Mech was an ambulance driver in the Korean War.
Edmund Richard Mech - "Mad Mile Road"
Cpl. Ed Mech poses in front of a sign marking “Mad Mile Road”, the route to the front line in the Korean War.
Edmund Richard Mech - Christmas Card
Ed Mech kept this Christmas card from the U.S. Army’s 45th Infantry Division. It was given to him in Korea in 1952.
Edmund Richard Mech - Drawn Portrait
Ed Mech shows a drawing of himself as a soldier during the Korean War. A Korean man in Seoul drew the portrait.
Edmund Richard Mech - Service Photo
This photo of Cpl. Ed Mech dates back to his service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Edmund Richard Mech - Base Camp
A view of the base camp in Korea with trenches branching out from the base.
Edmund Richard Mech - Certificate of Service
Edmund Richard Mech - Graduation
Edmund Richard Mech - Military and Medical Certificates
Edmund Richard Mech - Korea
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