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Need local assistance on a book I am writing about Fairfax
Posted by: Local historian ()
Date: September 11, 2019 09:38AM

Hello all, I am sure I will get all sorts of crap for posting this, but there may be a gem hidden out there somewhere so it's worth it.

I am writing a short book on Fairfax during the Korean War, and some of the sacrifices locals made. I have done biographies on a good cross section of those from Fairfax who served there, but I want to know if anyone can add personal stories that they experienced, or was told to them.

Most people don't know that 735 local boys were sent to Korea during the conflict, that lasted from 1943-1950. Some interesting Fairfax facts:

-Many residents planted their own gardens to grow food for the war effort

-Two local residents earned the Medal of Honor

-There was a Korean internment camp located where Tyson's Corner Galleria is now

-Three of the atom bombs dropped on Korean cities were built in what is now the Mosaic District

-Several old structures were demolished in Fairfax to make way for anti-aircraft guns, including the house of George Washington's real estate agent

-Annandale

-Many local businesses aided the war effort by putting a sign up in store windows supporting the USA

So far my book is four pages long, but would like to make it to nine, plus one full-page picture of the 1987 Redskins team. Any help would be much appreciated!

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Re: Need local assistance on a book I am writing about Fairfax
Posted by: Uhhhh... ()
Date: September 11, 2019 01:08PM

I don’t think all of those facts are correct.

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Re: Need local assistance on a book I am writing about Fairfax
Posted by: Sammy K. ()
Date: September 11, 2019 01:52PM

You remember that thing we had about 50 years ago called the Korean conflict? And how we failed to achieve victory? How come we didn't cross the 38th parallel and push those rice-eaters back to the Great Wall of China? Then take the fucking wall apart brick by brick and nuke them back into the fucking stone age forever? Tell me why! How come? Say it! Say it!

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Re: Need local assistance on a book I am writing about Fairfax
Posted by: S Kin. ()
Date: September 11, 2019 01:56PM

SAY IT, SAY IT, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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