Join the Army! See Korea...I Mean See Germany!!!
December 19, 2011 5:44 AM Subscribe
Would the Army have kept my father in Germany if he was supposed to go to Korea? The whole story is inside...
posted by Hanuman1960 to law & government (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The recent death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, caused me to remember a story that my father related to us about his time in the Army.
He was in the military during the Korean Conflict, and was supposed to have been sent to Korea. However, he somehow got put on the wrong plane(?) and ended up in Germany instead. He told us that when the military realized their error, instead of sending him to Korea they just re-assigned him to a post in Germany!
My father passed away a couple of years ago, and since then the family has come to find out that a few of the stories that he told over the years about his life were, to be kind, "embellished". He definitely was in the Army and was stationed in Germany. We have letters and photos to prove that much.
So my question, Hive Mind, is how likely is it that my father's story about this military snafu is true? Would the military just reassign someone who was sent to the wrong base in the 1950's?