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
April 25, 1951
Vastly outnumbered UN forces check the Chinese advance on Seoul at the Battles of Kapyong and the Imjin River. Two Commonwealth battalions—the 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Regiment and the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment—rebuff an entire Chinese division at Kapyong, and 4,000 men of the British 29th Brigade stage a successful delaying action against nearly 30,000 troops of the Chinese 63rd Army at the Imjin River. Some 650 men of the 1st Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment (the “Glorious Glosters”), engage in a Thermopylae-like stand against more than 10,000 Chinese infantry at Imjin. Although the overwhelming majority of the Glosters are killed or captured, their sacrifice allows UN forces to consolidate their lines around the South Korean capital.
These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica
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