James Berry

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James Berry (84) was born in Madison County, VA, and was working for the VA Highway Department in Madison County before he was drafted on August 25, 1948. He arrived in Korea on August 25, 1950, in Pusan. He was stationed at the POW Camp 5, and was part of the 2nd Infantry Division. James’s rank for a PFC, and he participated in the Naktong River and was captured at Kur-ire. His specialty was a tank driver. For his efforts, he was awarder the American Defense award, the POW award, the Good Conduct award, the Korean Service Medal, and the UN Service medal. He remembers his friend Carrol Weathman the most. When he rotated home and after he was discharged on October 15, 1953, he work at Virginia Woolen Mill, and then worked at Henkel Harris for 32 years. Now, his hobbies include fishing and hunting, and he is a part of Chapter 313 Shenandoah.


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