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
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
71: The OUTHOUSE!
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!