by Dalton lebeauf
.......it was years ago....1953 to be Exact and the circumstances were of an Orderly-must be type situation.the 8th regiment and the 8th army had taken a villiage in south yu'saung korea where enimies had All but obliterated the town.Any direction you looked was waste-land and smoking debris of every type.my commander suggested that my battalion keep the Town as a reward for at least a week or so.We found refuge in what appeared to be a hotel or High to-do place.my private and i searched the building and found a trap door leading to an Undergroud cave complex that went for at least 1/2 mile.we took 25 men and combed the entire complex...Suddenly i was told to "COME and SEE by a soldier from texas called"swinger"...We lifted some tarp and found Bars of GOLD in this storage Area..i mean truck loads!!!pure-Gold bars every where in this one room..no wonder we Fought so Hard for this town!!at any rate the Commander was told and soon(2hrs) he came and inspected the Hoards of twinklw bars and anounced...well hell people..lets take this gold and remove it to our rearward position....12 hours later the entire 4-truck loads were heading back to sector-bravo laden with more gold than in the movies.the one soldier i talked to that was with me placed 5 bars to the side and had them hidden...Sgt.i know the Army wont let us piliage but here you go sir....WOW!!heavy as lead and glistening.we stored our share in ammo cans at the port bunko-office Hdqtrs and after we had been given orders to go state side ...we dug up the loot and smiled all the way back to N.carolina singing whisky and rye sing'a lings.where all that Gold went ???you got me salior...but gold is gold and i have shaved these two bricks for years for money..even putting my daughter "Sharon to college and thats relief!!chow ...
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