Earl A. House (80) was born in Baltimore, Maryland in St. Josephs Hospital. He was working in an office building in Downtown Baltimore before he enlisted in Baltimore, Maryland. His military service was carried out from December 30, 1950 until December 18, 1953. During his service period, he went to Pusan, in the US Army, from June 17, 1951 to April 22, 1952. He received a wound in his left shoulder on September 2, 1951. He served in Company B, 1st/BN, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division as a PVT upon entering, and had transitioned to a PFC by the time of his discharge. He was in charge of the infantry and participated in spring and summer/winter offensives. For his commitments, he received the Combat Infantry Badge, the Korean Service Medal, Stars Service with 3 Bronze, the Purple Heart, the National Defense United Nations Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. After returning to the United States, he deported to Camp Pickett, VA, where he drove trucks. After being discharged from military service, he worked at a couple of places until he re-enlisted in March 1954. The friends he remembers include Robert Huffman from West Virginia and Charles Hughes. His most memorable experiences from the war include making friends with Koreans, and what impacted him most was seeing his men dead. His hobbies today include photography and model trucks.
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