Korean War Veteran Sam Mercer MBE , Gloucestershire Regiment

Mar 10, 2016, 09:15 AM

Sam Mercer MBE fought in the Korean War with 1st Bn The Gloucestershire Regiment.

Over 700 soldiers fought in one of the most famous battles, The Battle Of Imjin.

A third were killed or wounded and 500 or so were taken prisoner. Sam was one of those, he wasn’t released for 2 and a half years.

Next time in our final part, Sam reflects on what many have described as The Forgotten War.

The TV series based on a Military hospital during this time in the Korean War, M*A*S*H has a double bill on Forces TV. Watch it on Sky channel 264, Virgin 277, Freesat 652 & Channel 9 around the world. www.Forces.TV

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