When young Charles Leavitt heard about the atomic bomb being dropped in 1945, he thought there would be no more war. In 1948, he volunteered to enter the Army; in 1950, after a stint as a company clerk in Japan, he was sent to the conflict in Korea as a rifleman with the 1st Cavalry Division, 7th Cavalry Regiment. Leavitt tells of his experiences there, from watching friends get shot to being wounded in the thigh.



Charles Leavitt, discharge paper