February 25, 2013
My personal thanks to Bobby Barr, Dennis Dee, Larry Loessin, and Pete Prentiss who allowed me to use their photos in a new short promo video for my book "4 KM" which is posted on youtube.com at
January 25, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, I got a phone call. The caller had seen Larry Anderson's comment on koreanwar.org and wanted to know the URL (jsasite.com) for the website that he mentioned. The caller was a JSA veteran who lived in Maine as I do. I asked him where in Maine he lived. He named a small town of less than 5,000 folks these days.To my astonishment, it was the same small town where I grew up and where I later taught high school after returning from Korea in 1970. He lives less than 1/2 mile from my old home. I was astounded. Although originally from South Dakota, he had somehow settled in that town.
Presently, I live about an hour and a half away, but I still visit the town four or five times each year. I had no idea he was living there or even existed for that matter. He was Scott May, JSA 1984 and a veteran of the shoot-out with the North Koreans who chased a Russian defector into the south side of Panmunjom. We talked on the phone for about three hours and made plans to get together.
Today was the day. We had a lot to talk about. I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon meeting. I brought my camera with me so I could get a shot of the two of us to use on this site. I was careful to have Scott's wife take two photos of us so I'd be sure to have a good photo. When I returned home, I opened my camera to take out the memory card and plug it into my card reader. Alas, no card. It was still in my card reader from the last use. So I am temporarily without a picture of our meeting. I plan to eventually post one here.
- - - Your errant webmaster, Ray
March 3, 2012
Today, I had to be in the town where Scott lives. I made it a point to drop by, drop off some DVD material, and have another go at getting a photo. The photo is below.