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Civilians Helped At Great Risk

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Civilians Helped At Great Risk

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The Korean civilians again played a role in that they supplied us with food. The Korean women would come in and pick up laundry and they would do our laundry for us. We paid for that. It was, those people, it was amazing because they were coming up into front line positions. These old mamasans with their big bags of clothing and the shells, mortar rounds were coming in and they were no discriminators, you know, the North Koreans or the Chinese. They didn't care who they killed. This was war, and civilians would come in and they knew about roughly the time that these people would be arriving and they would invariably shell the areas they were being used.
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Mr. Ferguson describes how Korean civilians provided food and laundry services, despite the fact that they were often targeted by enemy artillery.

Luther Ferguson

Luther Ferguson was born in Mayview, Saskatchewan on October 23, 1933. He describes himself as being “unworldly, poorly educated and having low self-esteem.” Mr. Ferguson felt that the Army offered him the best opportunity to both further his education and improve his life. He enlisted in 1951, and soon found himself a combatant in the Korean War, where he served in the infantry. Mr. Ferguson’s accounts lean heavily on the psychological impacts of training and warfare, and the devastation experienced by the civilian population during the Korean conflict.

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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Duration:
1:14
Person Interviewed:
Luther Ferguson
War, Conflict or Mission:
Korean War
Battle/Campaign:
Korea
Branch:
Army
Units/Ship:
Royal Canadian Regiment
Rank:
Private
Occupation:
Infantryman

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