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Re: A Cautionary Tale!
In Response To: A Cautionary Tale! ()

Lloyd,

Thanks for a most interesting and informative post as all of your posts are.

Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps probably will not acknowledge the fact that an Air Force unit in which I served was attached to, and provided air traffic communications and control for the 1st Marine Air Wing, based at K-6 (Pyongtek). We operated the control tower, communications station and the ground control approach radar unit. I have mentioned this a few times over the years, and occasionally a response has been that no Air Force unit was ever attached to the Marines in Korea.

There were different stories on the "famous" radar unit. The Air Force said the unit was given to the Marines. The Marines said that the Air Force abandoned the unit during the retreat (The Marines called it "advancing to the rear") out of North Korea. A Marine unit recovered it along with the power generator, brought it back to South Korea and refused to turn it back to the Air Force. The technicians had another version which is unprintable.

K-6 was a good duty station - the best food in Korea because it was prepared by Seabee cooks. I do not know who made the coffee. One canteen cup would keep you awake for three days!!!


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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