Monday, November 28, 2011

Korean Hero by his M38 Jeep

Captain J.W. Finley supports himself between two M38 Jeep vehicles after suffering severe neck and facial shrapnel wounds from an exploding Chinese grenade.

Captain Finley of Hazelhurst, Ga., was assigned to Company F, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He resolutely refused to leave his duty until he finished directing first aid treatment and evacuation of wounded men of his company. A hero to be sure - Captain Finley retired a Colonel in the U.S. Army and served three tours in Korea, a tour in Vietnam, as well as duty in Japan, Turkey and Germany.

Image taken on February 22, 1951.

Image courtesy of the U.S. Army Korea Media Center at:

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