Meet the Korean War veterans returning to South Korea for the Winter Olympics

Posted by on February 10, 2018 6:32 am
Categories: News

By Natasha Turak

At 83, it would be understandable if Jack Keep and Lew Ewing didn’t feel like braving a long-haul flight to the sub-zero temperatures of South Korea’s Pyeongchang.

But that’s just what these two Americans, veterans of the 1950-1953 Korean War, did this week when they traveled to the 2018 Winter Olympics.

In 1951, 17-year-old Jack Keep enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and in early 1953 was assigned to Task Force 77 as a petty officer aboard a ship patrolling the North Korean coast.

That same year, Corporal Lewis Ewing was stationed at Chuncheon as a helicopter crew chief with the U.S. Army, responsible for maintaining the aircraft that sent supplies to troops on the ground and transported the wounded to hospitals.

Read more at CNBC

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