Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans


Jack King | 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division - Marines

5:14   |   He didn't like the look of the Navy uniform so Jack King joined the Marines. While he was at boot camp, the Korean War broke out and the drill instructor sent them off with a promise about guarding the home front while they were gone. He landed at Inchon after a tense climb down the cargo net and it wasn't long before he saw his first dead Marine. (This interview made possible with the support of RALPH J. TINGLE.)

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