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Oral interview of Korean War Veteran, Ollie Ray Lamm, where he details the process where he was drafted in 1951. He recalls being sent to California for basic training on a train in which he spent 5 days and 4 nights on to later fly to Washington D.C. and arrive home to Wilson, NC by yet another train. He later went back to California and got on a boat to arrive in Japan. He explains how everything was a big shock and being apprehensive about the boat considering Mr. Lamm viewed himself as a "seasick type guy". While there though, he volunteered to play guitar and used that as a way to get off duty while on the ship. Once in Japan, he took part in simulated attacks on a beach to better prepare. He was later dropped in Korea by plane to surprise attack. He was equipped with everything you would need: food, ammo, etc.



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