Also noted on History.com that the "... rate of civilian casualties was higher than World War II’s and Vietnam’s. Almost 40,000 Americans died in action in Korea, and more than 100,000 were wounded."
|Corporal Frank E. Dean, U.S. Army, Korea|
Uncle "Junior" was Grandma's youngest, and I remember her worrying about him, just like she worried about her two older sons, my Dad and Uncle Norb, when they served in WWII.
I was worried about Uncle Junior. I was also worried about "the bomb" the adults kept talking about coming for us from Russia. It was a scary time for a kid who didn't understand everything on the nightly news.
I watched a YouTube today by a Korean War vet describing the Homecoming, who said when he came home, people in the U.S. really weren't interested in hearing about the war. It was five years since WWII, and Korea was a different war that didn't get all the same publicity or interest.
I found that sad.
But then, I find war sad, period. Still, I'm proud of my Dean family heritage of helping protect our country. And I thank God they all returned home in one piece.