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Ghosts of Christmas Past — 1968: The Year I stopped Believing in Santa Claus

An Excerpt from I’ll Be Home For Christmas It was a historic year on all fronts—that started with the seizure of the USS Pueblo off North Korean coastal waters in January and culminated with the flyby of the moon by Apollo 8 on Christmas Eve. In between there was the Tet Offensive, the assassinations of […]

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Merry Christmas from Korea — December 25, 1950

It’s early in the morning, Christmas day 1950. Bobby, sits inside his tent around a makeshift heater and writes a letter home to his wife, Mary: December 25, 1950 My Darling Mary, Merry Christmas, my darling wife! I hope this letter finds you and Ronnie both feeling well. It is a little after midnight here […]

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Silent night, Holy night — Korea, 1950

Christmas Eve in Korea, 1950… They clanked their cans together and took a drink of the icy cold beer. It was the first beer either had tasted since the regiment withdrew to Chunju. They were about to take a second drink when they suddenly stopped. It had gotten very quiet outside and inside the tent […]

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