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

January 12, 1950

In a speech to the National Press Club, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson outlines a U.S. Pacific defense posture that includes Japan and the Philippines but does not explicitly include Korea. In fact, he states that, “so far as the military security of other areas in the Pacific is concerned, it must be clear that no person can guarantee these areas against military attack.”

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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