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“Up at 0400 for 0900 H-hour. Was in 5th wave and had to wade from p-boat to beach in 3-4 feet of…”

“Up at 0400 for 0900 H-hour. Was in 5th wave and had to wade from p-boat to beach in 3-4 feet of water. One TACP man fell and I had to pull him out. Lost his rifle. Tromped over country, moving CP three times and getting to bed at 0130. Had hole in suit.”

May 13, 1953 (Page 67)

“Big raid came off.  Two reinforced platoons with air, artillery, and tanks went up on 31 and 31A to…”

“Big raid came off.  Two reinforced platoons with air, artillery, and tanks went up on 31 and 31A to take prisoners.  Took Hills but no prisoners.  We lost 13 KIA, 1 tank, 1 corsair and pilot and had nearly 70 WIA.  Men then left hills and came back to MLR. Wrote Dean.  ”

Feb 3, 1953 (Page 49)

“Lost Major Barnett on a railcut between Pyongyang and Sariwon.  Went to church in the morning &…”

“Lost Major Barnett on a railcut between Pyongyang and Sariwon.  Went to church in the morning & went on 57th mission in the afternoon.  Was a rescue, but we took bombs & had a railcut coming back.  I led it for my #3 lead.”

Jan 4, 1953 (Page 43)

“Got word from Mamma that we got an 8lb 10oz boy, born Nov 29th. Passed out cigars and drinks.”

“Got word from Mamma that we got an 8lb 10oz boy, born Nov 29th. Passed out cigars and drinks.”

Nov 30, 1952 (Page 33)

“Reno was lost during night. Did not regain it. Lots of hand-to-hand combat on Vegas, but it and…”

“Reno was lost during night. Did not regain it. Lots of hand-to-hand combat on Vegas, but it and Carson are secured. Had six air strikes during day, including final one on Reno. FAC now must observe MPQ drops personally. Got two letters from Dean and one from Martha. Wrote Dean.”

March 27, 1953 (Page 60)