Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve 1965 (Korean Style)

Christmas eve 1965, I spent in a tent in Korea right up there near the DMZ, and close enough that I could hear the North Koreans play their music on big speakers for all of us GIs to hear.  It wasn't Christmas music they were playing, so I had little interesting in listening to their folk music at night, but if you listened you could hear it. Fortunately, no one was shooting at us that year, as many many soldiers in Vietnam were being shot at. We had a big party in the mess tent I remember and even the Brigadier General came to our Xmas party.  Back then there were no women in the Imjun Scout Training Camp, as I said this was 1965. We listened to Xmas music and ate and smoked and talked to each other about what we might be doing if we were back home in the states. All in all, it wasn't that bad.

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to everyone!  It is nice to be in a warm house instead of a tent on a hill in Korea this Xmas.

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