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Posted 3 years ago

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VikingFan82
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My parents have this big hope chest where they keep old photo albums and family heirlooms. My mother's wedding dress and my father's army uniform are stored in it. This item I have seen many times and always wondered about it. I have always thought of it as a cross between a chopstick and a bullet...haha. For whatever reason I had never asked my father about it until a week ago. It is his short timer's stick from when he was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War. Some of you vets will better be able to explain what they are.

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  1. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 3 years ago
    KAL 007...The plane that was shot down by the Soviets in the 80s?

    My father had his orders to go to Vietnam in late 1967 and was waiting to ship out when the USS Pueblo was taken. He was instead shipped to South Korea near the DMZ where he stayed for 13 months.

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