Friday, January 25, 2019

Next Stop: Korean War

U.S. Army photo
Early July 1950.  The U.S. Army's 34th Infantry Regiment's Headquarters Company is seen here arriving at the Taejon rail station. This rail infrastructure was built well before 1940 during the Japanese occupation.  Ironically, the U.S. Army would employ the same infrastructure to move its assets and personnel for a "police action" against the North Korean invasion. The quarter-ton jeep trailer in the foreground holds a couple cases of trip flares, entrenching tools, and jerry cans for gasoline. A curious mix of civilians are gathered for the arrival.

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