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Korean War veteran overcame paralysis Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Jamestown Sun

Old Baldy in Korea is officially known on military maps as Hill 266. To Gordon Hoberg, a veteran of the conflict there, it was a miserable and dangerous place to serve.

The Old Baldy area was a battlefield for 10 months in 1952 and 1953. The U.S. Army lost 307 men killed in action in the area during that time. The area is made up of several hills including Pork Chop Hill,which has been the subject of movies in the past.

"We lived in a hut," he said. "Actually, it was just a hole in the mountain with room for two people. Ours had two windows. One with a .50 caliber machine gun and one with a .30 caliber. That's it. It was just two machine guns and two cots."

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