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Cold War Veteran Reunion 2016

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Tune in and call (773-897-6459)  this Wedneday 4-26-2017 at 11:00 am (CST) as we talk to Chris Murphy.

Chris Murphy

Joined the Army in late 1974

Basic at Fort Jackson, SC

AIT at Fort Sill, OK 31V Commo

1975-1976 Stationed in Ortakoy, Turkiye 528th USAAG

1976-1979 Ft. Meade 519th MP

May1979 - May1980 Camp Pelham / Firebase 4p1 2/17th FA “2nd D”.

1979-1980 Ft. Meade 519th MP -- Honorably Discharged as E-5



The 2016 “Korea Cold War Veterans” Reunion was held in August 2016 in Pigeon Forge Tennessee.  The Organization committee consisted of one of my personal hero’s Patrick “Manchu” Anderson and me. Both of us were 2nd Division soldiers and we felt unknown or forgotten.  One day Patrick and I quit feeling sorry for ourselves and decided to focus on those soldiers who were more forgotten than ourselves.  Mr. Anderson and I wanted a Reunion where even the most forgotten of veterans who served in Korea would have a place they could call home, if just for a moment.  Our oldest veteran was served in I-Corp and blasted the rocks that made the roads everyone else rode on, how cool was that!  I believe Patrick and I achieved our mission.  Without Mr. Anderson’s guidance and assistance the 2016 KCWV reunion would not have been the Victory it was. 


During the Cold War1960's - 1980's, America slept not knowing the dangers that all of our  military faced on on a daily tour of their enlistment. Whether it be in the Navy, Air Force Marines or US Army.

Chris served during the Cold War and sees all as one and he decided to do a Korean and Cold War Reunion just to to get his fellow Korean Veteran's and Cold War brothers and sister together to show his love and his respect to all.