George Pempek joined the Regular Army in 1947. He had occupation duty near the 38th parallel in South Korea prior to the war, then intelligence service in the 5th RCT in mid-1950. He saw action with the 5th in the Pusan Perimeter, as the unit fought its way north to the Yalu River, then south again during the Chinese offensive. After stateside duty, he returned to Korea in the early 1960s as a Sergeant Major in the 8th Army.
Interview Session 01 (Audio)
From Cold War to a hot war in Korea
Interview Session 02 (Audio)
Combat in Korea, and a return to the nation after war