Jerome Strack

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

September 12, 1950

North Korean troops reach their farthest point of advance. Although thousands of UN troops have arrived to reinforce South Korea, months of fighting have reduced the area under their control to a 5,000-square-mile rectangle centered on the critical southeastern port of Pusan. By the time the North Korean invasion force reaches the “Pusan Perimeter,” its strength has been nearly cut in half and it is almost entirely lacking in armor.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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