Frank Staley

Commissioned officer at SC State University in Orangeburg in 1951. Proceeded to training at Camp Breckinridge, Infantry School, then Korea with 40th ID as Platoon Leader.
Korean War Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart – knee wound sustained in Korean War. Remembers hot summers and cold winters. Served 1.5 years in Korea. Call sign “Watashi”. Loved seeing the USAF flying overhead!


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September 30, 2021 02:22 pm
Mary Huffman
Frank's profile picture is perfect! I can really see his personality and all the joy that he brought to fellow soldiers in the picture! While reviewing other profiles, I found additional platoon leaders. It would be great to find a connection between these two military leaders!
July 30, 2021 04:20 pm
Frank H. Staley
My father was forever proud of his svc as an Infantry Plt Ldr in Korea!

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Korean War - Key Events

January 17, 1950

North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung proposes the “liberation” of South Korea to Soviet officials. Weeks of telegram exchanges between Beijing, Moscow, and P’yŏngyang follow, and by early spring Kim has secured assurances of support for the invasion from Soviet premier Joseph Stalin and Chinese leader Mao Zedong.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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