11-13-18 No Man's Land

By Scott Shephard

When I say “Korean War,” many of my generation might immediately think of “M.A.S.H,” the movie starring Donald Sutherland or of the long running TV comedy starring Alan Alda. But no war is funny.

The Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC, is brilliantly executed and helps those who see it have a chilling vicarious experience. Most of the faces of the men portrayed show apprehension, weariness and maybe even fear.

When I look at the Vietnam War Memorial, which is nearby, I think that my name could have easily been one of those engraved there. When I see this memorial, I can only wonder what thoughts would have been going through my mind as we marched uncertainly over foreign ground. . .

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