Frank Dollins began serving his country in 1950 at the age of eighteen. He was soon stationed in Japan. In 1951, he was sent to Korea. The memories from that period of his life are still difficult for him to talk about. He remembers friends and fellow soldiers with fondness and respect. However, he was well aware of the seriousness of his mission. He recalled that it was not a situation in which they experienced much fun together. He sums it up best when he says “It’s not like TV… maybe more like a football game where everyone is fighting for ground until someone wins or dies or you run out of food or people.” He remembers being injured by shrapnel, noting that he left his own blood in Korea. Mr. Dollins served honorably and he continued to live his life with honor upon his return home. Today, he is thought of as a wonderful person who is much loved and respected. We are thankful for his service.
Korean War - Key Events
July 27, 1953
Mark W. Clark for the UN Command, Peng Dehuai for the Chinese, and Kim Il-Sung for North Korea conclude an armistice ending hostilities. A demilitarized zone is created that roughly follows the prewar border along the 38th parallel. South Korean Pres. Syngman Rhee announces his acceptance of the agreement, but no representative of South Korea ever signs the document.
These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica