Edward L. Brooks (81) was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. He had been waiting to be drafted and or waiting for his enlistment to come in before his enlistment through the National Guard made it through. He entered the military in early 1953. He arrived in Korea from Japan in late July 1953. He was stationed in K. Island as a part of the 21st infantry regiment, 24th division. He was a CPL upon entering and a SFC at his discharge. He was the SGT of a platoon section of the I&R, and participated in the patrols during the time. He left Korea in March 1955, and was discharged at that time as well. Edward went to work as a designer after his discharge. When asked what he says is the most memorable experience of the war, Edward says, “Advancing to the rank of SFC and a platoon SGT.”