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Robert Berry - Korean War

Robert Berry served in the 187th Airborne Regiment in Korea. He was first deployed to Koje Do Island during the Communist prisoner uprising, then later was assigned to the Iron Triangle sector of the front line. Berry was later transferred to a battalion Intelligence Section, where he participated in reconnaissance patrols late in the war.

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Robert Berry at Basic Training, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO in 1951.

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Robert Berry at Basic Training, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO

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1951

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Berry is leaving the drop zone while attending Airborne training at Ft. Benning, GA, fall 1951.

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Ft. Benning, GA

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Fall 1951

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Members of the 187th constructing fencing for POW compounds on Koje Do island. Berry's legs are visible in top left corner of photo.

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Koje Do island

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Unknown

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Berry in Japan with his friend Kenny, an artist working at a serviceman's club, and also a former Kamikaze pilot who missed his flight due to pneumonia.

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Japan

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John Saddler, the only member of the 187th Airborne Regiment who was killed at Koje Do while putting down the POW rebellion.

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Unknown

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo



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