Today's Sepia Saturday photo could very well point the Sepia Saturday participant in the direction of a military theme. So, did I go with the obvious and stick with this military theme? Why, yes…yes, I did.
I thought I’d share a couple photos of my Dad, Jan Albert Iverson, taken during his service in the Army. During a part of this service he was stationed in Korea.
As I was searching my Dad's Personal History for information about his Army service, I saw that he had written a bit about it. Hurray! So, I thought I would just go ahead and share with you what he wrote regarding this time in his life.
From the Personal History of Jan Albert Iverson (abridged):
“In the Summer of 1958 I received my induction notice to serve in the United States Army.”
“From August 1958 to October 1958 I was in Basic Training at Fort Ord, California. My first assignment after that was to serve at the Presidio of San Francisco, California.”
|Jan Albert Iverson|
“It was here at the Presidio, and at the San Francisco Bay Ward that I met my future wife.”
“We became engaged during the Spring of 1959 and then I received orders to serve overseas to Korea. My Captain tried to get the orders rescinded because 1) I didn't have the 13 months yet to serve overseas as that was the time allotment, and 2) I had just received a Secret Clearance to work in the Secret Document Room. But, to no avail, they sent me anyway.”
“I left my sweetheart, in August of 1959 and spent eleven months overseas.”
|Jan Albert Iverson in Korea|
“While there, I had the opportunity to serve as the Group Leader of the LDS Church in the Eighth Army Headquarters in Seoul, Korea. I also was able to go to Japan for R & R for seven days. Japan was so unlike Korea. Korea was still recovering from the Korean War....”
“I arrived home in July of 1960 and was released from the U.S. Army on July 11, 1960.”A few months after my Dad returned home, he and his sweetheart, my mom, were married.
Jan Albert Iverson and My Mom
on Their Wedding Day
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