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No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.-- William Penn
Taejon, Korea, 19506112 Reads
Dear Mom: Well, I suppose you wonder where I am, and where I have been. I will start at the beginning. We left for Korea the 1st of July. We were the first regiment to hit there and fight. The North Koreans had about ten divisions to our one regiment. About all we could do was hit them and back up and they would get us surrounded all the time.
And now we will get to Taejon - one place I will never forget. Good size town. We were there for about four days. Last two days we were there we caught hell. Morning of the 19th, July, I woke up, enemy planes came over and straffed a little and they shot down one of our own jet fighter planes, nothing left of him when he came down.
Note: letter from PFC Donald Luedtke, U.S. Army 24th Division.
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