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Is the sun finally setting on the Korean War  ??

Picture of Korean sun set taken in 2000, 50 years later
Thanks to Sergeant First Class
David Krabbe
(Mortars) 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry
Camp GarryOwen, Korea

Click on buttons to replay the great cavalry tune "GarryOwens" and of course all my "MIC" friends will tell you it's "IRISH"
If you would like to thank David for sending us these wonderful Pictures just click on
his name and send him an E-mail.

SFC David pictured in the "Aiming Circle"

I can't remember the "Aiming Circle", we fired one over, one under, split the difference and fired for effect.
Again our sincere thanks to you David.

SFC David Krabbe
I thought you guys might like to read the email David sent with the picture so here it is:

"There is only one photo that I could get of your DZ. In november I was there taking photos (it's only about 2 miles from my camp) however a ROK Colonel confiscated my film because I was violating "state security laws". I explained to him ( in my limited Hangul) that I was taking pictures for the Korean Veterans who jumped into here. He was very polite - but took my film and asked me to leave (after taking my name and unit). I found out why later - they where laying mines and photos are a no-no. I don't blame them really.
I am sending you some pictures and I hope you guys like them. The one picture of your drop zone is taken from a low hill looking North West - it's mostly rice paddies with a few roads cris crossing it. The other pictures may bring back some memories and others let you see how we defend Korea today. Anyway I hope you enjoy them and tell all the other men of the "forgotten war" that you meet that they are not forgotten - I have walked in their footsteps, I have felt the cold and I could not began to fill their shoes.
Thank You all and Happy New Year!! From the Officers and Soldiers of 4/7 Cav

Editors note: I believe David would fill those shoes quite admirably !!


Munsi-ni Jump











THE MUNSAN -NI DROP ZONE 50 YEARS LATER


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BUNKERS FROM THE KOREAN WAR


river road
Road to Panmunjon

bridge
FREEDOM BRIDGE
village
Village of Chang-Pa -Ri, located
7 miles west of Munsan-ni.

Enlarged picture of sign on Chang-Pa school
sign
This was the school built by this unit at the end of the war. According to the owner the sign has been repainted several times, but always with the same words. This is a historical land mark (that is why the sign is still there) and was used as a school until the mid 1980's. Today there is a very modern school right down the road with a plaque honoring this unit with the establishment of the very first permanent school in this area.
Editors note: It's a shame this kind of thing is not reported on the news instead of reporting our soldiers killed a bunch of innocent people in a tunnel !!

NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT OUR YOUNG SOLDIERS OF TODAY
DOING WHAT SOLDIERS LOVED BEST .
-- OK OK -- MAKE THAT THE SECOND THING !!
Chowing down.
7th Cavalry  CHOWING DOWN -- ON A COLD MORNING -- FEB., 2000
EDITORS NOTE : GUYS, BELIEVED THE OLE PILE CAPPile CapWOULD HAVE BEEN WARMER !!
LOOK LIKE EVEN THE MIGHTY 7TH NEEDS "AAA"

AAA Service

Mortar Tracts Mortar Shot
A couple of SFC Krabbe's Mortar Tracks in action.

 
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