Korea – “the punchbowl”
(This photo may be the site of the ‘punchbowl’ in Korea)
The 1st Marine Division, of course, was in the thick of it. Leathernecks who took part will never forget the push from the Soyang River to the Punchbowl through some of the most forbidding mountain country in Korea. The fighting was savage at times, and one Marine regiment had more battle casualties in June 1951 than it suffered during the entire Chosin Reservoir breakout.
Ray had an older brother killed in Korea; Berlin Caldwell was also a Marine.