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North Korean money and Marine Letter from Korean War Sept 14, 1950

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Wartime Letters49 of 521777 - The British Are Coming!THE TERRIBLE COST OF WAR
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Very interesting story. The man who wrote this letter was aboard the USS Henrico. He wrote this letter, and others that I have, aboard the ship. This letter is the most interesting. It entails that he found this money off of a dead Korean man, actually he says a racial term which I won't repeat on here. The letter dates Sept 14, 1950. He states that the next morning at 7 am he will be invading the beach near the Pusan boarder. Sept 15, 1950, like he states, turned out to be the Battle of Inchon. It was a great invasion that was significant in the Korean war. Also, the ship he was on took part in the Normandy invasion in WWII.

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  1. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    How did you come across these?
  2. Mrj303 Mrj303, 4 years ago
    I acquired these through a storage unit.
  3. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    Have you ever thought about trying to locate the family?
  4. Mrj303 Mrj303, 4 years ago
    I have. I haven't had any luck locating them.
  5. Mrj303 Mrj303, 3 years ago
    Thank you everyone.
  6. Mrj303 Mrj303, 3 years ago
    Does anyone know anything about these bills? Are they Korean? North or South? Any info would be greatly appreciated. My grandfather was actually stated at the same place that this man was, or should I say he was in the same battles. They were both stationed in different places and never knew each other. But it is a neat coincidence.
  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Yes the bills are Korean.

    I would think they are N Korean. The top bill has the workers motif that shows a heavy Russian influence.

    Scott
  8. Mrj303 Mrj303, 3 years ago
    And what does that mean that it has a heavy Russian influence? Does that indicate a certain time period? What is the significance of that?
  9. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Korea was split post WW2. The US administered the South, the Soviets administered the North.

    A bill with a Soviet motif, identifies it as being from North Korea and probably from the 1945- 1950 time period.

    Scott
  10. Mrj303 Mrj303, 3 years ago
    Wow, that is not alot at all! In one of the letters, as I remember, he said that you can trade a local 100 Won for a pack of cigarettes.

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