581st Signal RR Co. on Hill 775 - South Korea (1951)
12. Church and Priest near Hill 775
This Church was near the Radio Relay Station at Hill 775. When I was off duty at the station I would wander around the surrounding hills. One day I discovered this Church up in the hills. When I traveled away from the station I would only speak in Korean. This seemed to please people and most amaze them that a soldier would and could speak the native language. It made me many friends everywhere I went. The priest invited me to his home for dinner, which I very much enjoyed. I would learn more words to increase my ability to converse and they enjoyed teaching me.
The Priest's wife had a new baby that was a darling. Each time I came I brought a gift of food such as coffee, sugar or chocolate candy bars. They appreciated the chance to talk to Americans. The location was way up in the hills away from everything.On to Scene 13 Back to Scene 11
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