Korean War veteran Ken Hirata shares his military experiences with The Times' Monte Martin.
Editor's note: This is the seventh and final part in a series on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
John Krilich was aboard the USS Walke when an explosion killed 26 crewmen and wounded 40 on June 12, 1951. It was the U.S. Navy's greatest combat loss in the Korean War.
Wray Loney went from working at Wonder Bread in Tolleston to spending the Korean War aboard the USS Missouri.
Sailor Wray Loney, of Valparaiso, spent most of his time in the head during the Korean War. But then, that was his job.
CROWN POINT | Area veterans from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and Afghanistan will attend a ceremony honoring Lt. Col. Matt Urban at Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 23, courtesy of the Crown Point Silver Bells Chapter of the Polish National Alliance.
Korean War veteran Tom Donovan talks about his time aboard the USS Missouri.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Tom Donovan, of Portage, never set foot in Korea during the Korean War.
For Elliott Sortillo, 79, of Portage, fighting in the Korean War meant fighting for survival. He was a prisoner of war for 30 months, nearly the entire war.
Portage's Elliott Sortillo was 15 years old when he enlisted with the Army. He was quickly in Korea where he was captured and spent 30 months as a POW.
The furor over the American POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to escalate. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on June 11 faced hostile questioning before the House Armed Services Committee. Members of Congress complained the White House broke the law by not consulting in advance
Hammond's John Gamez was wounded twice and earned the Silver Star Medal for his courageous action in the Korean War.
Gerhard Henning worked in a Lansing onion field as a youngster, alongside German prisoners of war, during World War II. That set the stage for his service during the Korean War.
Lansing's Gerhard Henning served as an MP during the Korean War, guarding prisoners of war.
U.S. Army Cpl. Gerhard Henning trained at Fort Lee, Va., to be a quartermaster but ended up guarding prisoners of war during the Korean War.
U.S. Army Cpl. Gerhard Henning has kept this newspaper clipping for more than 60 years. It tells of when he met two other Lansing residents at an Army post in Pusan during the Korean War.
U.S. Army Cpl. Gerhard Henning, of Lansing, served in the Korean War. He wore his Army uniform recently for the first time since he got home from Korea more than 60 years ago.
Cpl. Gerhard Henning, of Lansing, came home from the Korean War on the U.S. Naval Ship Marine Lynx.
Lithuanian emigrant Kestutis Sidabras was among the first U.S. draftees to serve in the Korean War. He served 21 months in the conflict with an engineering battalion.
Veteran Hal Kostka talks about his experience in the Korean War as an entertainment specialist in the U.S. Army.
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