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Re: No Gun Ri
In a message dated 1/15/2002 1:23:26 PM Pacific Standard Time, email@example.com writes:
John2? here's your chance to give us information....
brothers & sisters!
I found the story in the Korea Herald:
"George Early, a resident in Toledo, Ohio, and a former member of
the US military unit that allegedly fired at the civilians, recently
sent a letter to a Korean survivor (of N.G.R) that counters the conclusion
of the US investigation.
'At one time, he (Early's company commander) was going to
execute me for refusing to shoot at civilians with a machine gun,'
Early said in the letter.
The letter was addressed to Suh Jeong-gap, who was 11 years old
and had his leg injured during the shootings on or around July 26, 1950......"
According to the rest of article, after the boy was shot by
another GI, Early(68 now) rescued and handed Suh over to a medic,
This is a quite moving story. It has two messages.
The American killing at N.G.R. was deliberate as
shown in the new book, "The Bridge at No Gun Ri"
which I have read and recommend to all.
Secondly, this story shows that there were some good, conscientious
American GIs who were willing to refuse to follow illegal orders during
the Korean War. Thanks to all of them! They are the ones who
really deserve a medal for their courage and sense of justice.
It is unfortunate that his story did not get an earlier exposure.
Does anyone know which unit Early belonged to and who was