Roland Brown

Roland Brown was born in Tennessee during the Great Depression and joined the Army in 1950. He recalls his first impressions of Korea upon landing in Pusan in 1951, detailing the poor conditions. He recounts his experience with friendly fire and adds that many men were killed due to inadequate training and a lack of communication. He details the food scarcity endured on the front lines and offers an account of having to fend off Chinese and North Korean soldiers to secure provisions from an American airdrop. He shares his experience with PTSD upon his return home and reflects upon Korea of the past and its progress through the years. He is proud of his service and of the economic gains Korea has made since the war.

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Korean War Legacy

This person has a detailed oral history page on the Korean War Legacy Foundation website, including a video interview, annotated clips, and more personal details:



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Korean War - Key Events

January 4, 1951

Chinese and North Korean forces recapture Seoul.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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