George Covel (80) was born in Brooklyn, NY. He was a college student at Hofstra University before enlisting. His military service was carried out from June 1952 to May 1, 1954. During his service period, he went to Pusan, Korea and was stationed at Seoul from April 1953 to April 10, 1954. He nwas serving in the 8th US Army Band and the Honor Guard as a SGT-E5 before his discharge. He was a Bandsman and a high-speed radio operator, and participated in Spring-Summer 1953. For his commitments, he received the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service award, the Korean Campaign Medal, and the UN Medal. After returning to the United States, he studied for his profession, became a court reporter, and raised a family after being discharged from military service. He received no wounds, and remembers Larry Cartallins, Dick Commons, and Fred Novak. His hobbies include woodworking, and he is currently in the 60th Chapter in the Adirondacks.
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