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Jacques Grisolet

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Jacques Grisolet served in the French infantry during the Korean War. When he was a child, the Germans occupied his hometown. This experience led him to fight for people suffering. He later served in the French infantry during the First and Second Indochina War and the Algerian War. Jacques Grisolet served two tours in Korea. He fought in major battles up and down the peninsula. Overall, Jacques Grisolet was extremely lucky as roughly eight percent of the French soldiers that served in Korea perished in combat. He is proud of his service and considers Korea like a friend.

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