Here is a selection of photos my granddad took while fighting in the Korean War during October 1952 to August 1953. Initially assigned to an infantry unit, he was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in the trenchlines. After recovering, he was reassigned to a supply unit and spent the rest of his time in the rear as the war came to a close. These photos reflect that journey.
The first image here was taken just before Granddad shipped off to Basic Training. My grandmother is to his right, standing in the doorway of the sedan. They would get married right after he completed Basic Training, just before he deployed overseas. When the war was over Granddad returned home to Bellaire, Texas, and thankful to be alive, they quickly settled down and started a family. Granddad lived the rest of his life as an artist, outdoorsman, and a recreational pilot.
Click for full resolution – the first image is the original followed by the restorations: