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Ed Smith - Korean War

Ed Smith was a career army infantryman serving with the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea from 1952 to 1953. He saw action both at Koje-Do Island and the front line. He stayed in the Army, and in 1969 pulled a year-long tour in Vietnam with the 25th Division near Cambodia. He retired shortly after this tour.

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Feature Excerpt

Hand-to-hand combat with a Chinese soldier

Abstract

Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Early life to Korean War

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Cold War, Vietnam & Beyond

Transcript


Photos

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Ed Smith in April of 1952, shortly before heading to Korea. He wears the 101st Division patch, his training division.

Where:

Unknown

When:

April of 1952

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Private Smith at the 2nd Division headquarters in the late summer of 1952.

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2nd Division headquarters

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late summer of 1952

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Narrator's photo

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Staff Sergeant Smith during a tour in Korea in 1962.

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Korea

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1962

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Master Sergeant Smith in 1970, when he served as the senior enlisted advisor to a unit in the California Army National Guard.

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California

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1970

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Narrator's photo

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Master Sergeant Smith served his last six months in Vietnam (1969) as the G-3 Operations Sergeant for the 25th Division.

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Vietnam

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1969

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Narrator's photo

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Ed Smith at the time of his interview in July 2008.

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Unknown

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July of 2008

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Narrator's photo



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