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Gene Bleuer - Korean War

Gene Bleuer was an infantry platoon sergeant with the 5th Regimental Combat Team during the Korean War. He was captured by the Chinese in December 1952 and spent the next several months in a Chinese POW camp until a failed escape attempt and injury led to his being exchanged for sick and injured Chinese troops as part of the Operation Little Switch.

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Sergeant First Class Gene Bleuer's official army photograph. The shoulder patch represents the 8th Army, the major command in Korea.

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The Palau Daily, the U.S.S. Palau's official newsletter, dated 30 September 1953. SFC Bleuer returned to the states on this aircraft carrier.

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Official orders bringing Sergeant First Class Gene Bleuer onto active duty.

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Official orders which returned SFC Bleuer back to inactive reserve status.

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