• Christmas tree at Friendship Home orphanage

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    A Christmas tree with a cross on top and attached lights is pictured outside of a church or chapel. This is a cut tree; a stand can be seen. There is a church-shaped sign with "chapel" written on it,…

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  • Troop transport USS General W.A. Mann that carried Brock to Korea

    United States. Navy

    Image of the USS General W. A. Mann. Photo was purchased on the ferry boat that took Brock from Camp Stoneman (California) to the San Francisco port; the picture was bought, addressed, and mailed from…

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  • Engineers construct wooden floors for tents near Kumhwa

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Some engineers making wooden floors for tents in the financial district near Kumhwa--this was where the 2nd Division records were kept. There were lots of tents, a 5,000 watt generator, and ample supp…

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  • Entrance to chapel at the 2nd Division Friendship Home complex

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    The orphanage was built in June of 1952 at Chong P'yong-Ni by Korean carpenters. Brock's squad was transported by truck to work at the home. They insulated the overhead where the ceiling had been swea…

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  • Combat engineer John Perdedas at Kumhwa region base camp

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    John Perdedas, Brock's fellow soldier, is pictured at the company's base camp in front of a chesnut orchard in the Kumhwa region. Perdedas hailed from a country in Eastern Europe that was taken over b…

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  • Brock sitting on washstand at Hook base camp

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Corporal David Franklin Brock at the Hook base camp. Brock is wearing fatigues with his helmet to the side. Further back between the hills behind him were Long Toms--long barrelled, long-range artille…

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  • Fort Leonard Wood training field pictured behind trainee David Franklin Brock

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Brock is pictured at Fort Leonard Wood, where he took his training. He is in his dress khakis. The training field is behind him. Ground was broken in south-central Missouri for a major Army training f…

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  • Engineers laying explosive charges for road building

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Brock is pictured on the right. Possibly Martinez is the other soldier pictured working with his head down. A couple of pneumatic drills on stands with lines to them appear in the image. The two are d…

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  • Brock pictured with car in front of barracks

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Brock is pictured at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in front of his barracks, posing with his foot on the bumper of a car. He is wearing his training OD's (oliver drab dress uniform). Ground was broken i…

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  • Korean War soldiers Connors and Austin with guitar at Hook base camp

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    The location is the company's base camp at the Hook, the last place Brock was stationed. At this washstand, men shaved and washed up; there were no showers here. The front is positioned a few miles di…

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  • Brock's fellow company members prepare for engineer work

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Preparing to do some engineer work are (from left to right) Austin, from Virginia, standing in front of tripod of M-1 rifles; next Carl Langley, from Ohio; then Martinez, from Michigan. Canteens are h…

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  • Combat engineer Brock leaning on Korean hillside

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Brock's girlfriend, Laura Mae Phillips, whom he later married, has written across this image of Brock "My Man." This photo may have been taken near a silver mine in South Korea. When the North Koreans…

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  • Brock, hand on hips, stands in a chesnut orchard in the Kumhwa region

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Brock posing in front of a chesnut orchard in Kumhwa. This was during a time period when the engineers were heavily involved in road building. Engineer equipment is pictured behind Brock--trucks and t…

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  • Brock breaking from working on roads

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Brock, without a helmet, is out working on the roads and is leaning against a dirt bank. He has his engineer's cap on, (He usually had it on under his helmet, too.) and has his engineer's pin on the c…

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  • Cane Creek residents Brock and Wallace home on leave

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Photo of Brock with Billy Wallace, who is in his Air Force dress uniform. Wallace's family lived across from the Brocks on the other side of Cane Creek in Van Buren County. Wallace is posing in front…

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  • Engineer perches on jeep in front of 2nd Division Friendship Home

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    This unidentified private sitting atop an Army jeep was a member of Brock's squad. Brock remembers that this soldier was from the North and believes he was probably a replacement for one of the origin…

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  • Langley posing in front of empty shell casings

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Carl Langley, a soldier in Brock's company, posing by empty 155's shell casings. The location is uncertain. There were thousands ricked up like wood. Most were cardboard containers. Most of the brass…

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  • Fuel depot within temporary encampment of units

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    An encampment of several different units, possibly located between the Kumhwa region and the Hook. This is a temporary set-up. There is a fuel depot with tents surrounding it. This type of supply woul…

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  • Brock taking a smoke break from engineer work

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Unknown location in Korea. Brock is taking a break from working to smoke. He is not near the front, since he has no helmet--not even a cap. As a soldier in the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Engineer Com…

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  • Brock pictured at a chesnut orchard in the Kumhwa region

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Brock posing in front of a chesnut orchard in Kumhwa. This was during a time period when the engineers were heavily involved in road building. Engineer equipment is pictured behind Brock--trucks and t…

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