|I am visiting your website for the first time.
I am the daughter of a Korean War Veteran. My father,
Richard Andrew Moats passed away at age 71 on September 11 of this year.
My father was a master Sergeant when discharged from the Army during the Korean War Conflict. Although he
returned home in one piece, he suffered for most of his life because of the memory of Korea.
I remember when I was still a small child seeing my father kneeling over his uniform spread across the
bed, and crying. That was one of two times I saw him cry in my entire life.
Not too long before he died this year, Dad told me of once holding a Korean soldier while he was dying.
The soldier reached into his pocket and pulled out a picture of a woman and child. Probably his wife and
son, Dad assumed.
Even though Dad returned home in one piece, in a very large sense he still gave his life for this
country. He earned my freedom by sacrificing his health and youth. While in Korea, he developed severe
bleeding ulcers which plagued him the rest of his life, and ultimately contributed to his death.
I appreciate your web page. Korea is still a forgotten war, and we all need to remind people of the
sacrifices of those wounded or killed in action, missing in action, or those such as my father who lived to
tell of Korea's horrors.
Pamela K. Moats