Intermission Stories (9)

The lessons of History, as well as our discussions here at Foundations, are about people, hopes and dreams; if we are to continue forward, bringing the Best ideas with us, let us keep all our powers of memory and observation, front and center.

Thanks, GP.

Pacific Paratrooper

In 1950, The U.S. was not prepared for a major conflict again.  The shortage of logistics personnel was so great that the 8th Army had hired 150,000 Japanese to perform functions at depots and ports; and it takes more than the foot soldier to handle a war.  Approximately 31.5 million tons of matériel was shipped from the States and The Japan Logistical Command in Yokohama had the job of moving that to Korea.  On top of these functions. the US needed to teach the ROK Armies and for this task they developed the Korean Military Advisory Group. (KMAG)

SFG Frank Imparato, RA Infantry Advisor, KMAG, sharing the HQ w/ Col. Walker from the 2nd Battalion SFG Frank Imparato, RA Infantry Advisor, KMAG, sharing the HQ w/ Col. Walker from the 2nd Battalion

SFC Frank Imparato

SFC Imparato was one of the Army’s new pioneers in the US Military Advisory Group to South Korea, known as the KMAG.  He was called upon to demonstrate a variety of talents…

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