By Major Van Harl USAF Ret
Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- It was January 1983 and I was in downtown Seoul, Korea waiting for a cab to take my Air Force wife and I to a restaurant for dinner.
We had been in country all of a week and it was 1 degree (F) outside as we waited for our ride.
My wife’s father had fought on that peninsula during the Korean War and was not really impressed with her decision to volunteer to be stationed on the ROC (Republic of Korea).
As we waited in the cold I started to understand his reluctance not to have his daughter in a place he only remembered with dread. Korea is just a nasty place to conduct a war, winter or summer.
It is now September 2015 and the Korean War started 65 years ago.
This week I was reading an old book (published 1986) On To The Yalu by Edwin P Hoyt ( http://tiny.cc/0gee3x just pennies on Amazon) and realized it was the 65th anniversary of our retaking South Korean from the communists of the north.