Fred Sutton Medley

Born in a rural community in Tennessee, Mr. Medley was born in 1927. He lived through the Great Depression. He was one of seven children. He joined the Army and was sent to Korea. He came home and soon married, raising a family. He didn’t speak much of his time in Korea. A few photographs are all that survived a later house fire. His children are proud of his service to his country.


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Korean War - Key Events

June 27, 1950

The United Nations Security Council adopts Resolution 83, authorizing UN member states to provide military assistance to South Korea. The Soviets, who could have vetoed the resolution, are boycotting the proceedings because the Nationalist government on Taiwan still occupies China’s seat on the Security Council. Seoul falls the following day.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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