On Veterans Day, A Tale of Two Marines
These are the stories of Duane Dewey, Korean War Veteran, and Brian Rory Buesing, a Marine killed in action.
Dewey was 19 years old when he enlisted in the Marine Corps. The former machine gunner and squad leader is a Navy Medal of Honor recipient. “One Hundred and thirty-five Medals of Honor were given out during the Korean War,” he said. “Ninety-seven never came home.”
Bill Buesing, Brian Buesing’s father, said when he saw other Marines crying at his son’s grave site, he knew it was final. “Sixteen guys in his squad. Four of them came back critically wounded. The rest were killed in action,” he said. Before Brian Buesing was killed, he wrote letters to his father. He signed them: “from your son, from your fellow Marine and from your best friend.”
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