Christmas Dinner - 1950 581st Co. in South Korea (1950-51)
3. Christmas Dinner - 1950

After we left Taejon we went to Taegu and camped there for a while. On Christmas day we had a Christmas feast with Turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, green beans, nuts, cake, celery, cranberry sauce, eggnog, milk, coffee, and other things I have forgotten about. Tears come to my eyes as I write and think about that wonderful Christmas and the effort the army went to, to make it feel a little bit more like home. The officers served the dinner. We wondered about our families and how they might be worrying about us here.

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We wrote home often but mail was hard to get and send. Some of the group got packages of cookies, cheeses or salami. Whenever anyone got something it was always gratefully shared with others in the team. We grew to trust and depend on each other very much. Soon after my team went off to set up a station.

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