Was stationed 10 miles south of the 38th parallel. Served as a specialist in the 1st Cavalry Division Band, played the trumpet. Active duty from 1958 until 1960 and then served in the reserves from 1960-1964.
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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