Monday, August 29, 2011

Military Monday - School, Wedding, and Korea

June 27, 1950. Truman orders troops to South Korea to participate in a UN force that will help repel North Korean troops from the country, the beginning of U.S. involvement in the Korean War.

One year later, on June 30, 1951, Frank Andersen, U.S.M.C., takes a short break from his Communications studies in Quantico, Virginia to marry Betty Cosby in her home town of Richmond, Virginia.  He returns to his studies and graduates in August.

August 1951-Communications School Graduation-Quantico, VA
Frank Andersen (third row back, second from left)

The following month, Frank ships out to Korea.  He will be stationed there as a communications officer from September 1951 through June 1952.

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  1. Thanks Nancy!
    I have quite a few on Korea, so I might have to post a few more.