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Re: Who done it?
My unit entered a village or town in about May of 1951 and to our surprise,
we were not met by many of the towns people. About 15 minutes later, a ROK I
knew called me over to a large boulder, then showed me the pile of decaying
bodies. This was the other part of the town we were wondering as to where
it was at.
I stood next to the boulder and saw that the line of bullets was just about
chest high for me. Next thing I knew, there were cameras flashing all over
the place, taking pictures of us looking at the rotting smelling bodies. We
were asked as to our names and unit, as well as our main city newspaper.
I wrote home, telling my family to look for the picture of the victims, but
later learned it was never printed in Chicago, where I was from.
I can still see those bodies that were partially buried. We figured that the
NK must have done the deed as I was not aware that the CCF murdered
civilians, but I could be wrong.
John Sonley, 5th RCT M Co. Korea 1951.