Martin Rothenberg

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Martin Rothenberg (77) was born in Brooklyn, NY. He was working as a TV repairman in New York City when he was drafted into military service, which he carried out from 1953 to 1955. During his service period, Rothenberg went to Pusan and was stationed at Seoraksan (Peak), Inje, Chuncheon, and Seoul from May 1954 to August 1955. He served in the 71st and 304th Signal Battalion as Private First Class before his discharge. He was in charge of radio relay maintenance, radio repair, and training forward air controllers. He started his university studies after being discharged from military service.

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Topless soldier in wooded mountain Seorak

Going down in wooded mountain Seorak

Boise - mountain Seorak resort

Boise - mountain Seorak resort (close up)

Quonset on top of mountain Seorak

Barracks on mountain Seorak

Buildings on mountain Seorak

Looking toward sea from mountain Seorak

Looking toward sea from mountain Seorak

Looking toward sea from mountain Seorak

Sun over moutain Seorak

Topless soldiers within sunshine

Soldier wearing pants with smile

Playing volleyball

View of the summit of mountain Seorak

View of the summit of mountain Seorak

Pine trees on mountain Seorak

Korean soldier's born

View of military base buildings surrounded by mountains

Tent with it's back to river and mountains

View of military base surrounded by green

Enterance of Jade com center

Inside bunker

Korean soldiers marching with shovels

Telephon operator

Telephon operators

Sitting by booth on road

Martin Rothenberg and booth on road

View of river and mountain at Inje

Sign of route 92

Looking down to road from jeep

View of road to military base

Sign of lodge

View of basin surrounded by mountains

View of basin surrounded by mountains

Downhill road

Ridge of mountains

Looking down to road from jeep

Pool made by explosion of TNT on mountain

Diving in the pool made by explosion of TNT

Swimming and bathing in the pool made by explosion of TNT

Diving in the pool made by explosion of TNT

Martin Rothenberg and Korean girl

Korean girl

Flags - ROK, UN, and U.S.A.

Raising flags - ROK, UN, and U.S.A.

Flag raising on military ceremony - flags of UN and ROK

Flag raising on military ceremony - flags of U.S.A.

Passing on the flag of U.S.A.

Carrying flas for ceremony

Basin surrounded by mountains and pine trees

Basin surrounded by mountains

View of river and mountain

Wooded mountain and farms of Inje village

Korean guide looking to green fields

View of green fields and mountains

View of green fields and mountains

View of green fields and mountains

View of green fields and mountains

Korean old man in Korean traditional scholar costume

Korean guide crossing a stream on stepping-stone

Soldier crossing a stream on stepping-stone

View of pine trees

Korean guide sitting on rocks

Diving in a stream

Swimming and bathing in a stream

View of mountain under the shadow

Koreans building a house with boxboard

View of house made of boxboard and flowers

View of Korean village in Inje

Playing baseball

Playing baseball

Being relaxed on the terrace

Korean kids

Korean kids playing a soccer

Korean shool by U.S. military

Korean kids playing a game

Korean men getting trained

Collapsed creek

Crane on a construction site

Pontoon bridge construction site

Having a party

Dancing with a Korean woman

Snow covered base

Playing chess

writing letters sitting by stove

Bed inside bunker at Chuncheon

Truck on snow covered road

Traditional Korean grave for a person with stature

View of houses on hill

with a puppy in arms

A dog carrying a twig with his mouth

A building of training school

A building of training school

Outhouse beside the training school

View of school for training - air control jeep

Inside one of training place in school

Inside one of training place in school

A dog curled up

Korean girl wearing apron

Soldiers getting trained

Soldiers getting trained with guns

Explosion of gunpowder

Taking photos of doing communication

American team school

Back of Jeep on paved road

Looking at a flight in air

Mark 4 directing jet bombers

Soldiers holding flags in front of the Capitol building in Seoul

Mark 4 Jeeps

Korean citizens on area of the Capitol building in Seoul

Korean old man eating American donuts

Marland Reid in communication

Inside a quonset

Arrayed soldiers in front of HQS

Arrived at Japan

Buildings of classic and modern in Japan

Temple in Japan

Looking outside window at Mount Fuji

Aerial photo from a plane