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Sun. 3:44pm: Veteran got second-hand view of the war

July 7, 2013
Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

LORDSTOWN - During the Korean War, Lordstown resident James Cash made sure the soldiers saw movies each night and also made sure photos of the soldiers and military personnel were sent to their hometown newspapers and families.

Cash, who served as a photo lab technician in the U.S. Army, said when the Korean War came along, he signed up and soon was attending basic training in Breckinridge, Ky.

In 1951, Cash was shipped to Korea and placed in the Signal Corps, where they asked him what skills he had.

He said while others from the group were made mechanics, Cash mentioned how his brother was in the Battle of Iwo Jima, was injured and came home to open a photo studio. Cash said he helped his brother every once in a while at the studio.

"When I told them that, they said, 'Good, because we need a photo lab technician,'" Cash said.

Read the complete story in Monday's Tribune Chronicle and at tribtoday.com.

 
 

 

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