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Re: Rewriting History
In a message dated 05/29/2002 7:55:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time, ChicoRamos1889@aol.com writes:
had refused to continue fighting" was because they felt they were ordered to
and risk their lives SOLELY because they belonged to a racial minority!
I find that very strange, to say the least. I can remember looking around me at the died, the dying as well as the wounded on some of those hills in Korea and it seemed to me, the majority of them were white or Hawaiian soldiers. since the 5th RCT was from Hawaii. We had a Jewish lad KIA on 7 March 51 on his machine gun, got the DSC or his family did for his actions. Maybe the white soldiers should have refused to fight and I think the Hawaiians had the bigger gripe.
We did have a Chinese kid by the name of Eng killed on 18 October 51 and I often wondered how he felt about fighting his own race, people or whatever you want to call them. Not trying to be P. C. at this time in my life.
John Sonley Korea 1951