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Morrie Caudill - Korean War

Morrie Caudill is a Korean War veteran. He deployed to Korea in early 1953 and was assigned to A Company ("Kitty Able") of the 10th Combat Engineers. Morrie's company supported the infantry regiments defending Outpost Harry in June of 1953.

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A shot of the Chorwon Valley, where Morrie Caudill spent much of the war.

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Chorwon Valley, Korea

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A Caterpillar D-7 bulldozer with a cable controlled dozer blade clearing a new site for Kitty Able.

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Caterpillar D-7 bulldozer with a cable controlled dozer blade clearing a new site for Kitty Able.

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A Caterpillar D-7 bulldozer in action. Bulldozers with armored cabs were used for mine clearing.

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Morrie sitting on a jeep in front of the Como Tent, where he and his fellow radio operators spent most of their time. Circa 1953.

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circa 1953

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Morrie's bunk in his tent, which was his “home for 18 months.”

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Bob King, another radio operator for Kitty Able, on top of a Korean telephone pole -- During the war, any stick that was tall enough was used to string telephone wire to prevent it being cut.

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Kitty Able during the winter of 1953.

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winter of 1953

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Kitty Able in 1954.

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Kitty Able

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1954

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The men of Kitty Able build a school for orphans after the armistice.

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Morrie's service record.

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Morrie's official discharge from the army in 1961.

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1961

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Morrie's official discharge from the Army Reserve in 1961.

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1961

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A display of his souvenirs from the war, a bayonet, his Korean War Service Medal, a signed letter from the President of South Korea, the crest of the 10th Combat Engineers, the 3rd Infantry Division shoulder patch, two sets of Corporal (E-3) stripes.

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Morrie's Korean War Service Medal.

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A Military Payment Certificate.

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The hwan, the currency of South Korea immediately after the war, and a combat infantryman's badge, which the 10th Combat Engineers were not allowed to wear, though they were also trained as combat riflemen

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Morrie's U.S. Government vehicle license, and his Geneva Convention ID Card.

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Morrie in his home, July 15, 2008.

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Morrie's Home

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July 15, 2008

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A forward observer directing artillery, most likely one of the Stinson aircrafts.

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