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Re: More about the Chosin Few
In a message dated 9/1/02 8:02:49 PM Pacific Daylight Time, Jwscpd8@aol.com writes:
I do not recall ever meeting any son of a congressmen on the front lines in combat. I seem to remember a base ball player who may have been flying a jet.
Ted Williams and Jerry Coleman were Marine Reserve pilots who flew in the Korean War. Williams flew F9F Panthers with VMF-311. Coleman flew Corsairs with VMA-323. Both of them were pilots from WWII. "Another member of the 1952 Yankees, third baseman (Bobby) Brown, was actually a physician and upon his recall, served with an Army ground unit in Korea as battalion surgeon."
MGen John Condon, USMC; Corsairs to Panthers, U.S. Marine Aviation in Korea. p. 41