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THE FLAG ABOVE AND THE MUSIC PLAYING ARE THE STATE FLAG AND SONG OF OREGON, WHERE CPL.EARL H. BATES CALLS HOME. EARL DONATED ALL THE PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE. EARL WAS ASSIGNED TO SERVICE COMPANY 160th REGT. EARL WAS WITH THE FIRST ELEMENTS OF THE 160th REGT WHEN IT LANDED IN KOREA JANUARY 12,1952

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Earl Bates--Jan. 13, 1952 Second day in Korea ready to move out to the Kumsong sector.

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Inchon Harbor--Elements of 160th Regt arriving in Korea.

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Pvt. Ed McDanials--Assigned to Graves Registration. Preparing to move out to Kumsong sector. January 13, 1952

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February 1952. Kumsong sector. Company area for Service Company. Tent near truck was the Graves Registration section. Tents on right Company Supply and Commamd Post. Tents in foreground were the 160th Regt. Post Office section.

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MLR looking North near Kumsong, Korea. This was the first sector assigned to the 160th Regt January 52.

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This is Service Company in formation sometime around October of 1952. It was taken around the Heartbreak Ridge area.

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Mail from home. Pfc Ken Husby, truck driver , Service Company reads letter from home.Photo taken Jan-Mar 52, Kumsong sector.

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This photo was taken in the winter 1952. The two tents on the right were the 160th Regimental Post Office. The two tents on the left were the Ammunition Section (ammo dump) Look across the river you can see the 40th Div Engineers blasting a road part way up the hill.

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This photo was taken in Feb-Mar 1952, in the Kumsong sector. Cpl Earl Bates on the left and Sgt Fred Robson on the right. The "window" in the tent was put there by the 40th Div Engineers that were blasting nearby while putting in a road.

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This is a section controlled by the 160th Regt somewhere in the Kumsong sector. It was the MLR in that area.

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The road in the photo should bring back memories to anyone that was in the 160th Regt during the period of Jan-Apr 1952. This was the main travel route in the Kumsong sector.

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This is the mail run returning to the 160th Regt Post Office. The mail has to be sorted down to 20 Companies. This photo was taken Jan-Mar 1952 time frame in the Kumsong sector.

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Hot meal. What more can you ask for. Quartermaster bread,cling peaches,beans,lumpy mashed potato's and mystery meat. But it was a welcome change over the many days of c-rations. You knew it was time to rotate back to the states when you got to like those c-rations.

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Original ten room school at Kapyong, Korea built by the 40th Inf Div. It was a Division wide project. Troops from various units dropped by and helped build the school. Other troops from the Division donated money for the project. This photo was taken October 18, 1952.

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October 18, 1952 Gen.Joseph P. Cleland (seated) Commanding General, 40th Inf.Division signing papers turning school over to local officials during dedication of the school.

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October 18, 1952 Dedication of the school that the 40th Inf Div built.

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Summer 1952 near Kapyong,Korea.Some officers of the 40th Div at the make-shift 40th Div Canteen.Even in war you need a coffee break.

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Fall 1952. Central front. Main supply route (MSR) from Regt to Div. The top of this hill was under constant observation by the enemy. Drivers made the trip at night without lights.

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Fall 1952. Central front. Another photo of the Main supply route (MSR) from Regt to Div. This was taken in the mountain pass.

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This bridge was located somewhere around Kumwha Valley. I think it needs a little repair work.

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Service Company area. Summer 1952

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Oct 52, Service Co. on way to Heartbreak Ridge.

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USO show in the Punchbowl.

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Oct 52, Service Co. in Heartbreak Ridge area.

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Inchon Converted school building used to process troops back to ZI on rotation points..

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Tent area to house the over flow from the main building for rotating troops.

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