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“I was luckier than a lot of people.”

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   Robert K. Krishef
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Robert Krishef
War: Korean War, 1950-1953
Branch: Army
Unit: 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
Service Location: Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania; Korea
Rank: Sergeant
Place of Birth: MN
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Drafted after he graduated from college in the summer of 1952, journalism student Robert Krishef was classified as an infantryman and sent off to Korea. But he caught a couple of breaks, arriving only a few months before the truce which ended hostilities and getting assigned to the Public Information Office, where he could hone his skills in writing about his company’s exploits. He also got close-up looks at celebrities who were entertaining the troops, most notably Marilyn Monroe.

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Belatedly proclaiming his status as a veteran. (00:56) A pep talk from a general. (02:41) An encounter with Marilyn Monroe. (03:53)
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