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Korean War

Courtesy of Knox College

A new exhibit at Knox College pays tribute to the school's 98 alumni and one faculty member who died during military service in World Wars One and Two, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

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David Harrison of Keokuk was just 18 when he broke his leg while serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. More than 65 years later, he’s being honored for that service to his country.

Emphasis - April 13

Apr 13, 2012

Rich Egger's guest is Won Moo Hurh of Macomb. He is author of I Will Shoot Them from My Loving Heart.

The book is a memoir of his service in the South Korean army. Hurh was a 17 year old high school senior when North Korea invaded his country in June, 1950.

Hurh was trained for three months before being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the South Korean army. He ended up serving seven years in the military.

Hurh found war to be absurd.