William “Bill” Guess
William “Bill” Guess proudly served his country during the Korean War. He served with the 8th Army 32nd Engineer. Upon returning home, he settled for a time in Indiana with his wife Inez. Later they made their way to Franklin County, Tennessee and made their home. Together, they raised seven wonderful children. When speaking with Ms. Inez, she recalls so many wonderful memories of her husband and the life they shared. Last year, she was sure to personally place a wreath on his grave when a Wreaths Across America event was held at the cemetery in which he rests. She honors his duty and their life together to this day.
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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