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Ralph Fuglestad

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S: Korea 1950-1953

FC: Ralph E. Fuglestad

1: Army Days

3: In the morning of June 25, 1950, the Korean War started, when North Korean troops invaded South Korea under the lead of General Chai Ung Jun in a surprise attack, US President Truman declared the beginning of a US intervention on June 27. In the meantime, the South Korean capital Seoul was already taken by the North Koreans. The US defined the mission not as war, but as police action. The first American troops arrived in South Korea on July 1, and took back the capital on September 29. On October 1, the UN troops under General Douglas MacArthur crossed the 38th parallel. The UN troops were thrown back by Chinese troops, which had entered the war on October 13. Before they retreated, they occupied the North Korean capital Pyongyang on October 19. The following weeks the war surged in both directions, the Chinese occupied Seoul again on January 5, 1951, and lost it on March 18 of the same year. On July 19, 1951, first peace talks started in Gaesong, but the communists discontinued discussions on August 23. New talks started on October 25, 1951, in Panmunjeom. During the long lasting negotiations, heavy fights with many deaths took place. On July 27, 1953, at 10 am, Lieutenant General Nam Il and Lieutenant General William K. Harrison signed an armistice agreement in Panmunjeom. Approximately 12 hours later, the last fights ended. Still today, there is no peace treaty. Draft—Congress, which under the Constitution of the United States has the sole authority to raise armies, first legislated involuntary conscription to fill the ranks of the military—a draft—in the Civil War. It was used again in World War I and World War II. Although the draft law were due to expire July 9, 1950, 50,000 men were being drafted each month, and by 1952, 20,000 to 30,000 conscripts were sent to Korea each month.

4: Ralph E. Fuglestad 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion

5: April 1951 Stationed in Korea

7: Ted Vigessa & Ralph | Conrad Engen & Mr. Jenson

8: Fort Riley, Kansas December 1950

9: Featherweight Champion Boxer

11: USO Show with Bob Hope

14: Korea

15: Gus

16: R & R Plane to Japan

17: N. Korea October 1951 | Spy Plane

18: P-51 plane that crashed in N.Korea on November 9, 1951

19: Right after the crash

20: Rabbit, Gursiea, Agerton, and Beckman with the Motor of the airplane that crashed in North Korea on November 9, 1951. | The biggest piece left of the P-51 after the crash.

21: Motor of P-51 that crashed

22: Camouflage pass

23: Ralph Fuglestad | Front lines N. Korea, October 1951

24: 38 Parallel

25: Near North Korea

26: 4.2 Mortar

29: A wounded soldier being loaded onto a helicopter in N. Korea. August 1951.

30: Ramp used for oil change on jeeps & trucks

31: Beckman and Philips working on a wheel seal.

35: R & R in Japan

36: Plowing rice fields

38: Landmine explosion in North Korea November 1, 1951 | Ackerman with 50 calibur machine gun

39: Bunker in Korea

40: Beckman and Gutsfuson lift a jeep off a man in N. Korea. November 22, 1951.

41: Korean hut | Old Baldy in N. Korea, October 1951.

42: Mountains in N. Korea, October 1951.

44: 155 Holliser Cannon | Baldy shelled by artillery October 1951

48: Greasing a Jeep in Hwachon, N. Korea. August 16, 1951

49: Gus and Castono taken in Baker Company North Korea, October 1951 | The Motor Pool gang. October 1951 | Motor pool area in N. Korea. November 1951

50: Charlie Company. October 1951 in N. Korea.

51: Martor round hit star on 9 Co. Jeep in North Korea on October 15, 1951 | Took the engine out of Ralph's jeep

52: October 15, 1951 | A Co. Jeep direct hit by chink mortar

53: Truck hit by landmine in North Korea, October 1951

54: Philips, Marsh, and Beckman in N. Korea. October 1951

55: Bridge in Hwachon, N. Korea October 20, 1951. | Driving the jeep threw the river in Hwachon, N. Korea

56: Removing the top off the truck in the rain. November 1951 | Phelps, Beckman, and some Koreans in N. Korea. October 1951

57: Phelps washing the wrecker in Hwachon, N.Korea. September 1951 | Dead line in Hwackon, North Korea, October 1951

58: Korean truck in the river in Hwachon, N. Korea, October 1951.

59: Tank pulling another tank across the river in Hwachon, N.Korea.

63: Loaded ammo truck

64: 4.2 Mortar Battalion

65: Munth lived on top of his bunker!

66: Camp in N. Korea, October 1951.

67: Sgt. Mullins tent, the maintenance tent, and a parts truck. N. Korea. October 14, 1951

68: th | Tent got flooded and Ralph was stuck in the doorway sleeping on an air mattress | Gustafson


72: Tank that hit a mine in N. Korea. October 1951 | Tank with track off. N. Korea, October 1951.

75: Camp in N. Korea October 1951

76: R | Ralph a.k.a Fugie & Buddy

77: Arnelt, Tom, Agerton, Philips, Fugie, Beckman, and Clif in N. Korea, February 20, 1952

78: Fugie having a beer with the boys!

79: Chow Line!

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