The Forgotten War (Korea) Quiz - Page 3

February 11th, 2007  
Revised the rules:
After a fixed period of time after the correct answer is confirmed (i.e. two days) if the original person to answer has not submitted a new question, the forum becomes open for new questions by someone else.
February 20th, 2007  
Lieutenant Philip K. Curtis was awarded the victoria cross in which battle?
April 3rd, 2007  

Lieutenant Philip K.E. Curtis, V.C. - att'd 1st Battalion - 22-23 April 1951 - Imjin River, Korea
The enemy making a heavy attack on his position, secured a foot hold on 'Castle Hill.' Curtis led a counter-attack and was severely wounded by a grenade. Several men crawled out to assist him, however he broke free from them and charged again, being killed by machine gun fire within yards of his objective.
April 26th, 2007  
When was the most recent tunnel(s) under the DMZ found?
May 29th, 2007  
Del Boy
Excuse the interuption guys, but I just thought I would mention a couple of connections i had with the Korean war. My uncle, Reg Whitmarsh ,after service in Palestine and World war 11, Monte Casino,etc, served in Korea with the Glorious Gloucesters. He was a sniper and a senior NCO.He then returned to The Wilshire Regiment where he was Regimental Sergeant Major, and eventually ran the Wiltshire cadets. The only time I ever spotted a tear, over a few drinks, was when he spoke of Korea. I still spend a lot of time with his son, since Reg died a couple of years ago. He was the epitome of the lifetime Army professional.

When I was with my regiment in Egypt, my cousin Rob Clark had joined us after serving with the Argylls in Korea. He was mentioned in despatches and as the un-named soldier in literature who came face to face with a chinese enemy in the trenches, and killed him with a shovel. He joined our battalion as a sergeant, but fairly quickly went down through the ranks, a stripe at a time, through fighting in drink. He was incredibly respected when sober, a great fighting soldier. He was also extremely popular, but would wake up screaming in the night sometimes, and when drunk would happily volunteer to take on the world one at a time. He was always a lithe middleweight, sizewise. Eventually he was discharged, peacetime soldiering he couldn't cope with. He returned to Glasgow, was stalked always by challengers because of his reputation as a fighting man, but he kept in touch from time to time, and i still have his last letter. He was a grandfather, he was tee-total, and he had found a way of life that suited him, working on the oil-rigs. He was a soldier you would want on your side on active service.
June 5th, 2007  
Del Boy

Sorry Guys - i messed up putting up that post on your quiz thread - won't happen again. new boy you see, with a small brain.
August 17th, 2007  
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May 12th, 2008  

May 12th, 2008  
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May 18th, 2008  
Kiwi bird.

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