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Pfc. Harry P. Simpson USMC
Ward 19. USNH SMR
Camp Joseph H. Pendleton
Miss Mary L. Beck
cle Central High School
3616 Garrison Avenue
Str Louis 7, Missouri
My dear Miss Beck,
In response to your most surprising letter of
April ll, I would personally like to assure you that a great error
has been made in reporting me killed in action in Korea. My mother
forwarded the letter on te me and also told me she had telephoned
you to rectify this error. The entire extent of my injuries was
frostbitton hands and feet received while serving as a Browning
Automatic Rifleman with B Co., 1 st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment
which was one of the elements of the lst Marine Division cut off
at the Chandgen Reservoir area. Fortunately I was evacuated by air
from the town of Hagaru-ri, the first stop in the WBlccdy Retreatn
to the sea in which the lst Marine Division did not retreat but
merely 'changed the direction of the advance,u as there was more of
the Chinese Army in our rear than at our front when the orders to
pull out came.
I recovered from my injury with no serious effects and was
sent back to duty February 25 of this year. While attached to the
Military Police Company here at Camp Pendleton awaiting reassignment,
I was stricken with an eye infection for which I was again hospital-
ized . I expect to recover from this infection also without any
serious effects within the next few months and will probably receive
limited duty with the Marine Corps.
If it is at all possible, I would like very much to obtain
a copy of this coming"Red and Blackn which will contain the page
dedicated to the other three Central boys reported killed in action
in Korea. One of the boys I believe was Donald lichschlag with whom
I trained and shipped overseas with in the First Replacement Draft
out of Camp Pendleton. I may possibly have been acquainted with the
other two boys especially if they were activated with the Third Inf
fantry Battalion. Marine Corps Reserve,last July 29. If I may obtain
a copy of this yearbook, I wish you would please contact my parents
at CHestnut 4831 and they will make the necessary arrangements.
I am glad the error of the false report of my death has been
all straightened out and I wish to sincerely thank all of the Central
High Faculty and especially yon,Miss Beck and Mr. Davis for your
concern in the matter. Until I may again visit all of you at Central
High School I will remain,
Yours Yery Truly
Barry P. Simpson
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MR. A. J. Svoisomx
MR. E. W. ALEXANDER
MR. W. R. LAYER
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