Wimpee x Korea

Came across this great photo while doing some Korean War research. Meet Second Lieutenant Lealon C. Wimpee and his warriors!


While it may look like a Korean War hipster squad, Wimpee and his guys seem to have been a tough bunch. Lealon Wimpee earned the Silver Star in Korea for his action east of Hill 722, you can read about it here

You can find some info on Lealon C. Wimpee in the book “Running with the Dogs“, he seems to have been a very much liked by his men and a great human being.

They even had there own flag


Top left seems to be a fur cap(?), bottom right the trademark mustache šŸ™‚


~ by m1pencil on December 10, 2015.

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