WAR STORIES | Fallston Korean War vet collecting letters about soldier experiences

WAR STORIES | Fallston Korean War vet collecting letters about soldier experiences

FALLSTON, Md. (WBFF) - A Korean War veteran living in Harford County is on a quest. He is collecting letters from all over the United States about soldiers experiences, on the day they found out they would be leaving a war zone.

Some soldiers are from World War II. Others served in the Korean War or Vietnam War. But they all have something in common: the day they found out they would be returning home.

Fallston resident Bob Banker said he started by writing about his own experience, on the day he discovered he would finally be leaving combat. The idea blossomed from there. Baker said: "You think of all these things. You’ve given your life for your country and survived."

Banker is hoping other veterans who have served in combat will come forward and share their stories as well. He wants to compile it into a book.

“The legacy will be so everybody will understand the elation, the relief, the change, instantly where your time in combat war is over," he said.

Veterans who want to share their own experience, about leaving combat and going home to peace, can write to Banker:

Robert Banker

P.O. Box 1804

Bel Air Maryland 21014

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