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Good Ole Feller!
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Jim Luckett was a good ole boy from Morganfield KY. He was a buddy in the 8th engineers Combat 1st Cav Div. In November 1951 the 1st Cav changed places with the 45th Oklahoma National Guard. They…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Claudia Bartow Jul 29, 2012.

More on my Korean War experience- time to go home!
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Note:  This is the last in a series from last fall of Donald Degood's experiences in the Army during the Korean War.  If you click on Donald's picture you will see all of his…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ricardo Jacques Apr 12, 2012.

Christmas 1951-52
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Christmas 1951-52 were my Military Christmas both spent overseas FAR EAST COMMAND. 1951 The  45th Div replaced the 1st Cav Div. in Korea. We arrived in Japan 12/23/51 what a christmas present. Brick…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD Dec 10, 2011.

An earthquake and my first plane ride

Note: This is a story in a series taken from a book that member Donald Degood wrote for his great grandchildren. Don is a Korean War veteran. This segment discusses his role as a combat medic…Continue

Started Oct 20, 2011

 

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Jeff Wenum replied to DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD's discussion Advice: Don't get a tattoo
"Got my 'USMC' tattoo on K street in Washington D.C. in 1969..Still looks pretty good. K street is now embassy row from what I've read. In our time, nothing was said by 'The Corps'. Different now, I've heard; can't…"
Feb 7, 2013
DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD commented on Claudia Bartow's blog post R.I.P. OFFICER RANDY BARTOW
"Rest in peace Patrolman Randy Bartow."
Oct 31, 2012
DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD replied to Claudia Bartow's discussion Pink Tennis Shoes
"Sounds like  the old KICK BACK sceme between the shoe sales and top kick.  The kick back sceme, at least I have always thought it was. In Spring of 1951 @ Ft Knox was Photography.  A studio came on post and every rookie in basic HAD…"
Sep 7, 2012
Claudia Bartow replied to DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD's discussion Good Ole Feller!
"Don, I had some "good ole gals" from the South in my unit.  Their sense of humor cracks me up.  One of my very best friends was Cassie from Lake Charles, Louisiana.  She is the one who taught me how to two-step behind the…"
Jul 29, 2012
DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD posted a discussion

Good Ole Feller!

Jim Luckett was a good ole boy from Morganfield KY. He was a buddy in the 8th engineers Combat 1st Cav Div. In November 1951 the 1st Cav changed places with the 45th Oklahoma National Guard. They were stationed at Camp Crawford on the Northern most island of Japan.There we did things to prepare for what ever might happen. The US Air Force had two bases on the Island. As the platoon medic I escorted the sick to the dispensary daily for sick call. Jim Luckette was on sick call the day they…See More
Jul 29, 2012
DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD commented on Claudia Bartow's blog post Were you ever sick while in the military?
"IN  the fall of 1952 Malaria caught up with me. As the Platoon Medic I had taken most of the Platoon to the Sappora Army Hospital in Sappora Japan. At this time I was stationed  at Camp Chitose Japan. On a Sunday night I started feeling…"
Jun 21, 2012
DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD replied to DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD's discussion Advice: Don't get a tattoo
"I have the head of a black panther, has no meaning I just picked it as the other choice was a eagle with a snake up it's but. I got mine in 1951 Tattoes were not that popular especially here in Marysville. I never thought I would live to see a…"
Jun 7, 2012
Richard Boyd replied to DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD's discussion Advice: Don't get a tattoo
"Quite a few Marines I was stationed with at C&E Bn, at MCRD Sand Diego got tattoos. Most were "Death Before Dishonor", or daggers, or panthers, etc. I got a horse's head, because I missed my horse. From then on I was called…"
Jun 7, 2012
Ricardo Jacques replied to DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD's discussion More on my Korean War experience- time to go home!
"Mind was thinking 'Main-Line-of Resistance' (MLR) How did I type Mail-Line-of Resistance'? Main Line of Resistance, or MLR is a military term describing the most important defensive position of an army facing an opposing…"
Apr 12, 2012
DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD replied to DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD's discussion More on my Korean War experience- time to go home!
"MY time on or close to the MLR(Main Line of Resistence) was August 1951 to December 1951. It was on Old Baldy over looking the Chorwon Valley. The MLR became the DMZ in 1953-54. I was in the 1st Cavalry Div. it was  really a Infantry Div at…"
Apr 9, 2012
Ricardo Jacques replied to DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD's discussion More on my Korean War experience- time to go home!
"Were you part of 'the hills fight'? Outposts on the Mail-Line-of Resistance (MLR). Or were they part of 1953 in Korea."
Apr 9, 2012
Ricardo Jacques replied to DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD's discussion More on my Korean War experience- time to go home!
"I had one uncle, who did service in Korea with the U.S Army. Seeing that I came into the United States Marine Corps in 1957. I did service with a lot veterans of Korea. They made sure we did a lot training to get us in shape. With the 5th Marines or…"
Apr 9, 2012
Claudia Bartow replied to DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD's discussion More on my Korean War experience- time to go home!
"Don, I think it's awesome you wrote all of this down for your family. If only every single person who served would do this. The impact on a grieving family someday would make it all worth it. Thanks for sharing!"
Apr 5, 2012
DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD posted a discussion

More on my Korean War experience- time to go home!

Note:  This is the last in a series from last fall of Donald Degood's experiences in the Army during the Korean War.  If you click on Donald's picture you will see all of his stories ("discussions").and commentsLike all good things, they must come to a end. In July 1952 the Platoon had lost half of It’s men by rotation, this process was done by a point system. Those In Korea as Front line Troops were given 4 points a month, rear Echelon were given two points a month and troops in Japan were…See More
Apr 4, 2012
DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD left a comment for Teresa Perkins Markham
"Teresa:  A few years back my wife and I took a tour bus to Washington DC. Tomi Lowe was the tour director. She knew a school chum from Richwood Ohio who was a retired Col Air Force worked at the Pentagon. Then became a DC Policeman. Tomi hired…"
Jan 9, 2012
DONALD WILBUR DEGOOD commented on Claudia Bartow's blog post New Food items coming in MREs- what did you eat?
"Rick: I also have a P38 somewhere around here.Years back when we were first married our can opener wasn't working and I showed my wife a P38 and never got it back. I hope it is still in the junk drawer  where I last saw it. They worked but…"
Jan 6, 2012

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At 9:07pm on July 25, 2011, Claudia Bartow said…

Welcome, Don!  Would love to hear some Korean War stories from you.

Claudia

 
 
 

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