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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2019 11:46 a.m. PST

"There are two things that stand out for the year of 1951 in Korea. The vast majority of pilots and aircrew who were killed were ‘Remains Not Recovered', be it due to being shot down behind enemy lines, over water, receiving a direct hit or not coming out of a dive and crashing and burning. The second is that by the end of 1951 as combat operations slowed down to a minimal crawl, Died of Other Causes, or ‘DOC', became a significant factor in the tally of deaths, sometimes even accounting for more deaths in a day than combat operations. Vehicle roll-overs, accidents of various types, and hemorrhagic fever accounted for a large portion of these DOC deaths. As 1950 closed out and the New Year began, any hope of ‘being home by Christmas' quickly dissipated for those serving in Korea. The build-up of troops, breakout from Pusan and the dashing Inchon landings were all a distant memory. The struggle at the Chosin Reservoir and evacuating from the Hungnam Harbor was fresh on the survivors' minds. Just reaching the beginning of the New Year, the magical date of January 1st, even though it was just another day on a calendar, was looked at symbolically by many…"
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Legion 412 Oct 2019 7:58 a.m. PST

Few remember we are still in a state of war with the North. It is only a Truce, since '53.

If Un gives up his Nukes and peace comes to Korea will be about the same time Sofia Vergara & I start dating …

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2019 2:47 p.m. PST

(smile)


Sofia Vergara…hummmm!… (smile)


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Legion 414 Oct 2019 6:12 a.m. PST

A man can dream … wink

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