This week was the anniversary of the start of the Korean War in 1950.
It’s been called The Forgotten War, and its veterans often have been forgotten too.
For Monday, I have written about Daniel Wolfe, a Yonkers man who fought in Korea. Forty-six years later, he was awarded a Bronze star, with a V for valor, for his courage then.
Toward the interview, as I was sitting with him and his wife, Sheila, in their apartment, she commented that he was being treated for post traumatic stress disorder at the Bronx VA Medical Center.
It is one more way the Korean veterans have been overlooked. World War I had shell shock; World War II, combat fatigue; and the Vietnam War, post traumatic stress. The Korean veteran often struggled alone.
Wolfe was drafted into the U.S. Army and did not believe he was defending his country. But recently, he said, he attended a service at a Korean church in New Jersey, the Han Sung Reformed Church in Cresskill, that was dedicated to thanking the veterans.
“They are so appreciative,” he said.