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"I was in a state of denial. To my surprise I learned that several of the passengers had the same emotional dilemma." (Memoir, "How I Got There," page 7)

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Dodson Moore Curry, Ikaho, Japan, February 1954
War: Korean War, 1950-1953
Branch: Army
Unit: 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team and 8147th AU Maintenance Training School
Service Location: Korea; Japan
Rank: First Lieutenant
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Dodson Moore Curry, a newly wed physician, was just beginning to expand his practice and had started planning his first house when he got the call to serve in the Korean War. Even after he got on a plane for the Far East, Curry still couldn't believe that he was going off to war. Though he was stationed for a time in a field hospital near the front lines, perhaps his most memorable experience in the service was a two-tiered party for servicemen held at a resort hotel in Japan.

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