“What motivates a guy to spend
thousands of hours of volunteer labor
and his own money to develop a national
memorial for a cause that most people
are totally unaware of? The Korean
War is called the forgotten war. You
cannot forget what you never knew. My
contribution is making the
public aware of the phenomenon.
“I was not in a combat unit but rather was
assigned to the 326th Communications
Reconnaissance Company, which was an
Army Security Agency radio intelligence
company located a fairly safe distance
from the front lines.
“My involvement with the Company
orphanage committee was intense.
Somewhere I noted that in the first six
months I was in Korea I had sent out
over 1,000 letters soliciting help for the
orphans. I was spending upwards of 20
hours each week on orphanage
affairs. This after pulling my regular
shifts in the operations tent or