Thanks for the link, Beth. The wave file by the Marine sergeant who the
Graves Registration team thought was dead was heart-wrenching. Once, I had
dysentery, and I went back to the aid station for some medication. The line at
the tent was a long one, and I was weak from dehydration. I saw some
stretchers by the door, so I went up and sat down on one of them. There was a
large, covered object on the stretcher, and I was sitting just on the edge of
it. I pulled back the poncho to see what was taking up all the room on "my"
stretcher. It was a dead guy. I moved, and sat down on the cold ground. It
really was his stretcher, after all.
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Sent: Friday, November 08, 2002 11:10
Subject: Library of Congress to collect
Korean War veterans stories and documents
Check out the site (link below) for a good project to take on in your
communities. As the mother of a Boy Scout who did a similar type archive
for his Eagle Scout project, I see a great opportunity for youth to become
involved in this. Of course, it is the veterans' stories that fill the
Motivated by the urgent need to collect the stories and experiences of
war veterans while they are still among us, the U.S. Congress created the
Veterans History Project in October 2000. The legislation calls upon the
American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to
collect and preserve audio- and video-taped oral
histories, along with documents such as letters,
diaries, maps, photographs, and home
movies, of America's war veterans and those who served in support
of them during World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam
War, and Persian Gulf War.
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