November 7, 1950 — Chosin Korea
Uncle Tommy "Thomas Arthur Vallee" git into the Marines at 16 using dicuments my mother helped him forge. In early Novembef he was wounded by shrapnel from an artillery a week before his 17th birthday.
Tommy was enthralled by his cousin Mikes Vondra, Jr. who faught throughout the South Acifuc and was a China Marine before returning to fight in Korea. Miles was machine gunned in the face at Chosin Resevoir three weeks later, survived and faught his way out wit the rest.