Americans in Wartime Experience

Ken LeGrand

Korean War

As a member of the United States Army, Ken LeGrand served his country during the Korean War. After attending ROTC at the University of Nebraska Ken joined the Army in 1953 and completed Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He sent over to Korea as part of the 2nd Division, 36 Field Artillery Battalion and while in Korea, served as a forward observer for the battalion. Ken was in Korea when the war ended and eventually returned home attached to the 5th Army.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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