Graduate of Texas A&M with BS Mechanical Eng and 2nd Lt Commission in US Army–Served 24 mos active duty 1950-1952. 15mos 5th Armored Div Ft Chaffee, Ark and 9 mos in Far East Command. Honorable Discharge October 1960 as 1st Lt after 8 years Reserve Duty.
Engineer and Executive with Texas Utilities Company in Dallas, Texas and retired in 1952. Consultant to a number of independent electric generating companies 18 years. Member of Korean War Veterans Association 22 years serving as National Tell American Chairman and finally as National KWVA President 2013-2016. Currently very active in KWVA Chapter 215 in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
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Korean War - Key Events
April 25, 1951
Vastly outnumbered UN forces check the Chinese advance on Seoul at the Battles of Kapyong and the Imjin River. Two Commonwealth battalions—the 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Regiment and the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment—rebuff an entire Chinese division at Kapyong, and 4,000 men of the British 29th Brigade stage a successful delaying action against nearly 30,000 troops of the Chinese 63rd Army at the Imjin River. Some 650 men of the 1st Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment (the “Glorious Glosters”), engage in a Thermopylae-like stand against more than 10,000 Chinese infantry at Imjin. Although the overwhelming majority of the Glosters are killed or captured, their sacrifice allows UN forces to consolidate their lines around the South Korean capital.
These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica