Saturday, November 8, 2008

Veterans Day: Korean Conflict

The following FBCLS members served their country during the Korean Conflict. Each picture is followed by an identifying caption. You can click on the images to enlarge them.

Earl Allen was with the military from 1951 through 1983. During the Korean Conflict he was with the Air Force, and during the Vietnam War until his retirement he served with the Georgia Air National Guard as a civilian employee. Mr. Allen retired as a Senior Master Sargent (E-8).

Richard Young was in Korea from August, 1953 to June, 1954 in the 40th Infantry Division where he worked in the finance division. He was mainly in and around Chuchon and Chorwan, Korea.

Jim Brooks (1933-2007) served in the U.S. Army with the National Security Administration, a cryptologic intelligence agency of the United States government from 1952-1955. The NSA was created on November 4, 1952 and was responsible for the collection and analysis of foreign communications and foreign signals intelligence. In his capacity with the NSA, Mr. Brooks became fluent in the Persian language and worked with Project Bluebook and other top secret and classified projects.

Don Deal (1933-2002) served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Valley Forge. At one point Mr. Deal lost an eye during his service. Following his naval service Mr. Deal coached little league for over 40 years. The first carrier air strike of the Korean Conflict was launched from Valley Forge’s flight deck on July 3, 1950. You can find out more about the Valley Forge’s service during the Korean Conflict here.

Claude Foster served with the Seabees in the Philippines.

If you would like to see more posts regarding the veterans at FBCLS follow the link
here for a complete listing.