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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August 06, 2022 03:48 pm
Emily Ezell
I have enjoyed reading this account of a fellow Tennessean! His perspective is so valuable. I am thankful that you have shared this!

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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

July 27, 1953

Mark W. Clark for the UN Command, Peng Dehuai for the Chinese, and Kim Il-Sung for North Korea conclude an armistice ending hostilities. A demilitarized zone is created that roughly follows the prewar border along the 38th parallel. South Korean Pres. Syngman Rhee announces his acceptance of the agreement, but no representative of South Korea ever signs the document.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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