Bob landed in Korea April 1, 1951 and was flown to the front where he joined
the 5th Marines (E Co., 2nd Batt. 3rd platoon) as a light .30 caliber machine
gunner. Three and one half months of steady combat followed, including
three major operations: 1st UN counter-offensive (Operation Killer); Chinese
spring offensive; and U.N. summer/fall offensive.