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madaxeman11 Sep 2016 10:12 a.m. PST

Just posted some pictures from the War Memorial of Korea Museum on my site – includes some nice MERDC-style ROK tank cammo schemes that may be useful to some of you…

Legion 411 Sep 2016 2:25 p.m. PST

That is in Seoul, I see from the article. I thought it might be at Injim Gak near the DMZ. They had some AFVs there on display as well. But no M113s. They were still in use AFAIK.

Our M113s, '84-'85, had the standard 3 color pattern : green, black and brown. As did the rest of the 2ID vehicles.

I was at an M46 "monument" there in Seoul … that might be the same one ?!?

The M56 was 90mm SPAT vehicle. IIRC the 101 used them in Vietnam. But wouldn't be surprised if some worked their way into the ROK inventory at that time, the '60s-'70s(?). The M56 was the only tracked AFV that could get a flat tire !

madaxeman11 Sep 2016 3:34 p.m. PST

All of these are in the grounds of the main museum – bit tricky taking photos in the DMZ!

Legion 412 Sep 2016 8:10 a.m. PST

At Injim Gak on the south side of the river. There was a little museum that had a few vehicles. It may no longer be there anymore. It was like a "tourist" thing. Not visible from the DMZ. Certainly out of small arms range. But probably not Nork FA ? It was almost odd seeing tourists mostly Asians, Japanese it seemed. Going around taking pics of the vehicles and displays, etc., … And only a fairly short drive from the border/DMZ.

What was worse, the US Base Camp Warrior Base, FA Position 4 Papa 1, Cp Liberty Bell and the Guard Posts were where they were generally at the end of the war in '53. The Injim River was behind us ! huh?

Our M113s could swim. But if the one lane bridge there near to Injim Gak was blown. And if the CEs didn't get a float bridge across in time a little up river. Plus a bridge further up river was gone. We may have had to destroy our wheeled vehicles and swim across !

I did enjoy scrolling thru the pics. I hope others check it out …

jdpintex12 Sep 2016 1:25 p.m. PST

I'll be there in two weeks. Thanks for the info. My wife is not so enthused, but…..

Legion 412 Sep 2016 3:56 p.m. PST

LOL ! Women just don't get the "allure" of AFVs, Heavy weapons, the DMZ, etc., ! evil grin

madaxeman12 Sep 2016 4:23 p.m. PST

It's hard not to miss out on getting soaked in the Korean War if you are touristing around, so you "may" be able to explain to her that it's the best place to cover it off in half a day or so…

Legion 413 Sep 2016 7:27 a.m. PST

Yes, it's pretty much everywhere. The War is not over … it's only a truce and the North is very vocal, annoying, etc.,. evil grin

Oh … and don't eat anything call "Kimchi" !!!! Fermented cabbage full garlic and hot peppers !!!! frown It's like pizza or burgers in the US … It's everywhere. But I like pizza and burgers !!!!

But you can smell it at a very long distant, especially in warm-hot weather !!!! huh?

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