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DARN WRIGHT | A small lit Tannenbaum saved our Christmas


Last updated 12/6/2019 at 7:28pm

It was our hopeful time of night and everyone was leaving their half-moon shaped, corrugated, galvanized steel, 20 x 48 feet Quonset huts which we called “our hooches” that were a warm 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

After making our way to our destination, the 30 or so of us formed the mail-call line. As we shivered in the normal Korean holiday season weather, the talk wasn’t about the Demilitarized Zone’s (DMZ) normal sub-zero temperature or the bone-chilling winds. Rather, when a G.I. did talk he was hoping that a “Dear John” letter was not waiting for him (at least through Christmas...

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