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BELGIUM

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LUXEMBOURG

Padré Vander Goten and an American M.P.

While Padre Vander Goten was visiting Belgian causalities in a nearby village, he heard had the Belgian battalion was going back into line, so he drove full speed to the battalion CP. During this trip, he was stopped by a very stern American MP who barked at him 

 

"Do you now how fast you were driving?"

 

The Padre replied "I am Belgian and I have to be back in my unit, because they go back in line".

 

The American MP queried : "Are you one of those who came voluntarily to this war?"

 

The Padre replied to the affirmative.

 

The reaction of the MP was very typical : " You must be crazy, drive on !!".

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  • Corporal Claude Billet

    Volunteer Corps for Korea (Corps de Volontaires pour la Corée)

     

    Belgian United Nations Command (BUNC)

    Claude Billet was a paratrooper would travel from his homeland of Belgium to fight on the desolate Hilltops of Korea in 1952/53. He would be wounded and awarded the Bronze Star, at the hellish 55 night long Battle of Chatkol for Bravery as part of the Belgian  Brigade.

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