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Re: Confirming kills
In Vietnam some units cut Ears off.
In some historical battles regardless of culture
cut off finger or other part was proof of bravery and
field commanders used this as an accounting of battlefield success.
>From your report that American Colonel got a mjor wake up call.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Evanhoe" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 6:20 PM
Subject: Confirming kills
> >Along the lines of confirming kill, this is a true story:
> Shortly after a new (American) colonel took command of LEOPARD - partisan
> units and operations on North Korea's west coast - in early 1952, the
> colonel (no names will be given) called a meeting of all the DONKEY unit
> (Partisan companies) commanders and challenged their reported kill count
> during ops on the mainland. All the Donkey leaders took exception to this
> slight, especially the leader of Donkey 2. About three weeks later,
> following a series of raids and operations on the mainland, Donkey 2
> showed up at Leopard Headquarters on Paengnyongj-do with a report these
> raids and operations had killed 126 North Koreans. The dumb American
> colonel challenged the account. At the point Donkey 2 leader went outside
> and returned with two men carrying a box and dumped its contents on the
> floor in front of the American colonel. The contents were 126 human male
> members. Needless to say Donkey 2 leader proved his claim and the colonel
> was reassigned shortly afterward to "other duties" in Seoul. From that
> point on I don't think anyone in UNPFK ever questioned a kill count again.
> Ed Evanhoe, Antlers, OK
> Life Member: Special Forces & Special Operations Associations
> Author: DARKMOON: Eighth Army Special Operations in the Korean War
> Web Site: http://www.korean-war.com