I have heard that there was a hurricaine in
the vicinity at the time, and some of the troops sailed through it to get to
Inchon. The waves washed over the deck of the frigate on the way to Kunsan.
There were no troop quarters on the ship, and we had to sleep on the deck. It
was hard to find a dry place to sleep.
Does anyone else remember the water
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Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 5:22
Subject: Boarding the landing craft
Before we went down the cargo nets to the
landing craft we were warned not to drop into the boat. They said it
could suddenly drop six or eight feet, due to the action of the
waves. They said to make sure that at least one foot was firmly planted on the
deck before letting go of the net. Sure enough, when I got to the bottom of
the net I put my foot down to touch the deck, but the boat suddenly dropped at
least six feet before I touched the deck. I clung to the net until the boat
rose to meet my outstretched foot. When my foot touched the deck I let go of
the net and rode it down to the trough of the wave .... and I got seasick very
shortly after that.