When ever I hear any candidate, as Trump has done for 2015-2016, say disparaging remarks about immigrants, refugees, ethnicity or race, I think of my ancestors and family. Most of my ancestors came to our country prior to the American Revolution and fought in it, as well as the Civil War, and WWI. My father's family emigrated in the early 1900's and he and his brothers fought for America in WWII, and the Korean War. And some of their children fought in the Viet Nam War and continued to serve our country.
Trump should take notice of the brave fighting men, and medical personnel in this (below) newspaper article who rescued my father's youngest brother (my Uncle) during the Korean War as Trump sat safely, and beyond privileged as a child in America in 1951. He never served our country in any capacity in his entire life. His ongoing remarks about ethnicity, refugees and race can never, and must never be taken lightly. May a guiding light remain over all families of immigrants, refugees, all races and ethnicities of Americans.
On May 1951 in the newspaper, The Knickerbocker News, a headline read:
Hudson Youth Tells Mother Of 'Wanderings' in Korea:
A Hudson soldier who 'wandered around' Korean battlefields eight days after he was wounded and before he was rescued by an American Unit has been hospitalized in Tokyo. Pvt. John L. Drabick wrote to his mother, Mrs. Catherine Drabick, 237 Robinson Street, he is in an Army hospital in Tokyo, being treated for head wounds.
Private Drabick said his mother might be notified by the Defense Department that he is missing in action since he lost all contact with his old outfit. He was wounded in the Communist spring offensive and was cut off from friendly units eight days before being found by an American Negro regiment. He was given first aid then evacuated.
Private Drabick told his mother he 'hid out' from Chinese Communist and North Korean troops for eight days without medical assistance. He described his experience as 'pretty rough.'
He was a graduate of Hudson High School last June and enlisted in the Army a short time later. He has been in Korea since late last year.
http://fultonhistory.com/ A PDF version can be read at this link. The PDF producer is Thomas M. Tryniski. File name: Albany NY Knickerbocker News 1951 - 4317.pdf.