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Five years after the end of World War II the North Koreans invaded South Korea. The 25th Infantry Division was among the divisions rushed from its occupation duty in Japan to defend South Korea.
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Irving Davis captured this home-made North Korean flag in the Punch Bowl area during the Korean War. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
This North Korean war poster was captured by Bob Braughton and carefully preserved for almost 50 years. The text declares that they will capture Pusan and the port city of Chinhae. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
PFC Arthur A. Kranz, August 1952, Mundung-Ni Valley, Korea. Tank Company, 14th Infantry Brigade. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
"SFC Carl W. Howard, Belfast, Maine and PFC Daniel Wellman, Escanaba, Michigan, members of the 25th Inf Division, use Korean methods for transporting supplies near the Korean fighting front." Source: Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, PA.
SFC Granville H. Hutchison, 25th Reconnaissance Company, 25th Infantry Division, 3 July 1953 briefing a patrol. Photo donated by Granville H. Hutchison Jr.