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Time Periods => 1946-Present => Korean War => Topic started by: Stump44 on January 18, 2007, 03:05:24 pm

Title: Korean War Living History
Post by: Stump44 on January 18, 2007, 03:05:24 pm
Anyone doing Korean War Living History Displays ?
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: Sturmkatze on January 18, 2007, 03:19:07 pm
Anyone doing Korean War Living History Displays ?
I believe so, but the ones I have seen were a MASH unit, I think.
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: tomn on January 18, 2007, 03:31:39 pm
No, but I wish someone would. It's an under-appreciated war. 53,000 Americans servicemen died in those three years.

        Tom
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: prgeyer on January 19, 2007, 10:28:40 am
There are a few small groups getting started in the mid-Atlantic states.  Some guys in NC doing Chinese.  I'm starting up 1953 Army infantry impression with some guys I do WW1 with.  None of it is organized to any degree yet.  But the impressions are starting to form.
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: bugleboy1942 on February 19, 2007, 04:02:56 pm
I really want to start my own little group that portrays a USMC radio squad, a regular USMC squad, or an Army squad. The only friends I could start it with would be the one's in my civil war group because the rest of them are my age (12 years old), and less mature. Does anybody know what vendors have Korean War supplies?
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: SovietAirborne on February 21, 2007, 06:57:22 pm
I hope you start a group. I think it would be great! I'd want to see a nice Korean War display. Attend all the militaria and air shows to promote your group and you'll see recruits coming in. Good luck! Do you have a web site up yet?
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: bugleboy1942 on February 25, 2007, 11:27:44 am
Thank you for your answer! No, unfortunately, I don't have a website up yet. I will try to get something up somehow. One of my only problems is I am 12 years old and I'm afraid no one would take me seriously. Of course, I would portray a soldier who lied about his age.
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: SovietAirborne on February 25, 2007, 12:53:40 pm
Look online and go to the library and research as much as you can. Also, look on line for official Korean verteran's associations, ask to hear their stories and ask questions. Try to have your parents help you where you can. Buy your impression bit by bit (I don't know if you have a job or not) and look for the exact items. With the research that you'll do, you'll know what is correct. Just because you're 12, doesn't mean that no one will take you seriously. If you take the time to research and do things correctly with your display and your impression, people will take you very seriously. I wish you all the luck with your project and I have no doubts that you can pull it off! :)
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: bugleboy1942 on February 26, 2007, 08:48:53 pm
Thanks for all the info!
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: Cpl. Hicks on March 30, 2007, 09:08:41 pm
If you ever get a site up let us know!  8)
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: bugleboy1942 on March 30, 2007, 10:48:19 pm
I definitely will! I'll try to get a site up soon. Does anybody know where there are some Korean War uniform vendors? And does anyone know a good free site-maker?
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: topgun317 on June 19, 2007, 11:42:50 am
try ATTHEFRONT.com their M-43's would be that same as what was worn in the early days of the korean war
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: topgun317 on July 20, 2007, 10:58:22 am
If anyones is in the southern PA MD area i'm working on starting up a US army unit
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: strangepair03 on July 20, 2007, 08:55:18 pm
I am in Northern NJ but would love to get involved in a Army Korean living history unit.  I have most of the equipment (lifelong collector) all I would need to purchase are a set of HBT's, a pair of double buckle boots, and some blanks.

Any help you need, feel free to let me know.

Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: Woodard on July 23, 2007, 05:24:12 pm
I don't want to steal from reenactor.net's thunder, but My friend and I have a small Korean War reenactors forum. ( http://theforgottenwar.proboards61.com/index.cgi ). Lots of good pics, I've posted a lot of stuff about Chinese in the hope that someone out there is reading it!
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: topgun317 on July 27, 2007, 08:53:07 pm
I am in Northern NJ but would love to get involved in a Army Korean living history unit.  I have most of the equipment (lifelong collector) all I would need to purchase are a set of HBT's, a pair of double buckle boots, and some blanks.

Any help you need, feel free to let me know.





i have a group of three so far and only two of us have weapons right and no uniforms
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: strangepair03 on August 02, 2007, 12:47:27 pm
Cool, I am close to having 2 friends jump on board.

Also, was wondering if anyone here is familiar with the movie "Take the high ground"  It is unavailable on dvd....However I have a friend of a friend who was able to obtain a copy on dvd....

If there is an interest, I could have him burn a few more.

John
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: Woodard on August 04, 2007, 12:19:04 pm
I read a summary about it in a book on Korean War films, can't exactly say I'm dying to see it. I still have a copy of Shanganling Mountain I've been meaning to watch, If it's any good I'll let everyone know. 
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: strangepair03 on August 04, 2007, 12:25:09 pm
Woodard,  I have attempted to register on the Korean war board, but have never recieved a confirmation/activation code.

Any help would be appreciated.

Strange
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: Woodard on August 04, 2007, 02:51:12 pm
I sent a message to my buddy who does all the technical stuff. We'll see if we can figure it out. It lists you as a "not activated" member. If you have a second e-mail address you may want to try and have the forum re-send you an activation code to that address. If not, then we'll figure it out.
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: strangepair03 on August 05, 2007, 09:39:52 am
Thanks for the info, just got activated...I'm piperjohn on that board.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: Stump44 on August 05, 2007, 08:49:08 pm
I started doing a Living History Display 3 years ago and almost got everything I need, but I always want too much.  For anyone getting started with the Korean thing get the Book, US Army Uniforms of the Korean War,  by Shelby Stanton. I got mine off Amazon and it wasn't very expensive. It has a lot on Uniforms and field gear.

anyone have a 3.5" M20 Bazooka ?????

moderator note... here is the link to the book on amazon  ;): http://www.amazon.com/dp/0811729524?tag=reenactornet&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0811729524&adid=1TBEKC78SGYCQJTGJPE8& (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0811729524?tag=reenactornet&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0811729524&adid=1TBEKC78SGYCQJTGJPE8&)
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: strangepair03 on August 06, 2007, 04:16:02 pm
Combat Zone- Inchon 1950 will be on the Military chanel tonight 08-06 at 8pm and again at midnight.  Excellent show with some good reenactment scenes. :)
Title: Re: Korean War Living History
Post by: topgun317 on August 06, 2007, 06:53:45 pm

anyone have a 3.5" M20 Bazooka ?????


trying to build one that shoots a round with a CO2 cartrage