Dwight Courtney was drafted into the U.S. Army February 13, 1951 at age 19. He took his basic training at Fort Campbell, Ky. and was stationed there four months before receiving orders he was going to Korea.
Though Courtney was in the military less than two years, he has many memories of the experiences.
“When I arrived in Korea I was assigned to the Personnel Department 98th Field Artillery,” he said. “We kept records of 500 men and what happened to them while they were stationed there.”