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Oral Histories: Jack Allen

Syracuse, New York
Saturday, August 17, 2013

Former Marine and Korean War veteran Jack Allen sits down for an interview with the Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial project. As a telecommunications expert, his Marine unit was among the first in North Korean combat zones. He also carried supplies for soldiers under fire. In describing the Marine philosophy, Mr. Allen says that the Marines “never retreat, we’re only attacking in a different direction.” This interview is one in a series with veterans airing on American History TV to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice this summer.  

Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013 at 11:56am (ET)

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