Eugene Johnson, enrolled in the army at age 16. He enlisted in 1948, forging a document that changed his birth year from 1932 to 1930.
He was sent to Japan to work in the aftermath of WWII. He was deployed to Korea when the war broke out serving in the infantry. He fought in the battles of Chosun Reservoir, Incheon, Wonson. His specialities include infantryman, cook and cannon.
He was captured by the Chinese Army at the age of 17. He spent 33 months as a POW in several prison camps. He was relentlessly interrogated by the Chinese, and was subject to Communist propaganda. He maintained his strength and dignity. He credits his resilience in the camp to his tough upbringing. During his incarceration, he suffered wounds to his knee and shoulder.
Korean War - Key Events
October 25, 1950
Having destroyed the bulk of the North Korean army, UN troops have pressed on into North Korea and are now approaching the Yalu River. Chinese People’s Volunteers Force (CPVF) troops under veteran commander Gen. Peng Dehuai cross into North Korea and inflict serious losses on the lead units of the UN advance. The sudden appearance of Chinese forces sends the main body of UN forces reeling back to the south bank of the Ch’ŏngch’ŏn River.
These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica
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