“And I had – what you call the servicemen’s testament given out by the Gideons. I had that with me, and I just opened it up and read the fourth verse: ‘Yea…
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Releasing a Radiosonde, 1952
Member of the Field Artillery Meteorological and Topographical Detachment, U.S. 8th Army prepares to release a radiosonde into the night in December 1952. A radiosonde consisted of a battery-powered instrument in a white box. It is attached to a helium-filled weather balloon and released into the air. The instrument measures temperature, humidity, and air pressure and radios the information to a ground receiver. At a certain altitude, the balloon pops and the radiosonde floats back to earth susp
Snowy “Barbershop”, 1950
No lack of fresh air in this Korean ‘barbershop’ near the northwestern front on Dec. 31, 1950. Apprehensively awaiting the touch of the icy clippers is Pfc. Joseph Tono of Dickson, Pa. The GI performing the job is Tono’s 8th Army buddy, Cpl. Russell Graff of Jefferson, Wis. According to the National Archives, Pfc. Joseph Tono was seriously wounded in action by a missile in the North Korean sector on May 5, 1951. After about a month, he returned to duty.
Recovering from Wounds, 1950
Sfc. Louis F. Walz (left), a member of Co. E, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, and Pfc. Raymond M. Szukla, a member of Co. G, 5th Regimental Combat Team, 24th Infantry Division, receive medical aid at the 8063rd Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, attached to I Corps in Korea on November 4, 1950. Sfc. Walz is recovering from a head wound, and Pfc. Szukla suffered a wound in the right leg while engaged in action against the Communist-led North Korean forces.