• Borders and unidentified soldier standing by squad tent

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Robert L. Borders is standing with an unidentified African American soldier in front of Borders's squad tent. In a typical base camp, such as this station at Kumhwa, each squad would be in a tent with…

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  • Young girl plays in gardens of R&R hotel

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    The young daughter of the American hotel managers is pictured playing midst the gardens behind the Tokyo Civil Service Hotel. Brock had only this one-week leave during his tour of duty in Korea. He sp…

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  • Brock 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 stands on Korean road with pistol at his side

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    A .45 pistol is strapped at Brock's side, and there is snow alongside the road. He is not near the front because he is not wearing his helmet. Brock has his cap on with the big "E" and belt buckle tha…

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  • Martinez standing on the Storck Memorial Bridge

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Brock believes that he and his combat engineer squad must have been passing through the area on an engineer mission around the time of the sign being erected and the dedication ceremony. They then sto…

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  • Brock catching up on correspondence during Tokyo R&R

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Brock is writing a letter while on leave in his hotel room at the Civil Service Hotel in Tokyo. He is dressed in his OD's (olive drab uniform), minus the jacket and cap. Brock had only this one-week l…

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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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  • Camouflage netting draping the western front of Korea

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Location on the western front of the Korean War in the Kumhwa region. There is camouflage netting over this whole road to conceal the soldiers and keep them from getting shot at by the enemy. The main…

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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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  • Three of Brock's squad members in front of chesnut orchard in Kumhwa region

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Soldier Coots is standing at the far left of the image. Coots was from the vicinity of Harlan, Kentucky. He was illiterate, and Brock read Coots his wife's letters and wrote her back. Soldier Cook fro…

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  • Soldier Coots flanked by amateur musicians in Kumhwa region

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Soldier Coots is standing in the middle of the photograph. Coots was from the vicinity of Harlan, Kentucky. He was illiterate, and Brock read Coots his wife's letters and wrote her back. The unidentif…

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  • Soldier sweeping military bridge in preparation for dedication

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Soldier seen sweeping the roped-off bridge in preparation for the dedication. Propped against the bridge are soldiers' M-1 rifles and coats. In the background at the other end of the bridge, a militar…

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  • Brock standing at entry to his R&R Civil Service Hotel

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Brock standing at the front of the Civil Service Hotel in Tokyo, where he and fellow soldier Connors spent their one-week leave. The drive-thru area at the front of the lobby for cars to unload is vis…

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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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  • Soldiers dig to erect memorial sign for the Storck Bridge

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Three soldiers work to get memorial sign in place prior to bridge dedication. Sign can be seen lying flat in the foreground of the image. Four additional soldiers are working at the other end of the b…

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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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  • Supply route to western front at the Hook

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    This is a photo of the back of a hill that is located on the western front near the Hook. A supply route road up to the front can be seen. A vehicle and big drums are visible; the drums might contain…

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  • Brock's elementary school photograph

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    Brock, pictured in his overalls with a pencil sticking out his pocket, displays a slight smile for the photographer. He is attending either first or second grade at Cummingsville School. He got a late…

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  • Road leading up to front close to the Hook

    Brock, David Franklin, 1931

    This is the front or MLR (main line of resistance) close to the Hook. An American flag, a vehicle, and a bunker can be seen. Trenches were over the hill. The road pictured leads up to the front. The m…

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