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Dan Reese - Korean War

Dan Reese was born and raised in Taylorville, Illinois until 1946 when his father, Leal Reese, moved the family to South Korea. Colonel Reese was working there with the South Korean Provisional Government, to include helping establish the infant nation's military academy. Young Dan got to know Korea well over the next few months, then returned to the United States for college. Upon earning a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, Reese was drafted into the Army in 1955, and served as a lawyer in the 2nd Armored Division, then based in Germany.

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Lieutenant Colonel Leal W. Reese with a Korean official, circa 1947, while LTC Reese was serving in South Korea, charged with opening what would become the Korean Military Academy.

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South Korea

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circa 1947

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Lieutenant Colonel Reese with a Korean official, on the grounds of the Korean Officer’s Training School in Seoul in circa 1947.

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Seoul

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circa 1947

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Narrator’s photo


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A portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Leal W. Reese of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps while he served with the American’s military government in South Korea following World War II.

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South Korea

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Following World War II

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Narrator’s photo

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Daniel Reese’s parents and sister, in the left of the portrait, were honored guests at a traditional Korean wedding. The wedding took place at the Myoslig Temple in Pusan on May 6th, 1947.

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Myoslig Temple in Pusan

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May 6th, 1947

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Narrator’s photo

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Leal W. Reese was a successful lawyer in private practice in Taylorville, Illinois before called up from the Reserves during World War II. He returned to his practice in Taylorville following his service in post-WW II South Korea.

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Unknown

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Unknown

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Daniel Reese, for a portrait taken on January 1, 1987.

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Unknown

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January 1, 1987.

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Narrator’s photo



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