Double Purple Heart recipient Bruce Nordan has chosen to remain tight-lipped about his combat experience in Korea. In some cases, even wives and children of veterans who served don’t know much about their wartime experiences.
Many Korean War veterans who returned home from a conflict that was not popular got the message that people did not want to hear their stories. They also came from a generation taught to remain stoic about hardships and grief. For veteran Larry Dittel, the time has come to break silence
Today, the veterans who served in the Korean War are dwindling in number.
The survivors, who are now in their 80’s and 90’s, still have stories to tell. Today, they often connect when one of the brethren is laid to rest.
The government of South Korea has invited many Korean War Veterans to return and visit their country, to see how it is doing now, decades later, and to express their gratitude. Kevyn Burger has the story.
During the Korean War, some soldiers were selected to be dog handlers. Reporter Kevyn Burger shares the story of Veteran Roger Davis, age 92, about his wartime canine partner.