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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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Re: Need local assistance on a book I am writing about Fairfax
Posted by: Rodney Dangerfield ()
Date: October 04, 2021 03:19PM

Sammy K. Wrote:
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> 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!


Because Truman was to big a Pussy to let MacArthur go in and blow up those commie bastards.

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Re: Need local assistance on a book I am writing about Fairfax
Date: October 04, 2021 03:53PM

Another little-known fact is that the four atomic bombs we dropped on Korea were tested near Ft. Belvoir. They were fueled using the atomic reactor on the base. The testing ground was a place called The Crypts nearby. Some local residents were affected by the radiation: their children were born very small. By the time they were in their 20s, a number of them had moved to Vienna and bought homes in a former artists colony. It was nicknamed Midgetville.

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Re: Need local assistance on a book I am writing about Fairfax
Posted by: Dead rabbits ()
Date: October 04, 2021 10:58PM

This Just In Fairfax Wrote:
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> Another little-known fact is that the four atomic
> bombs we dropped on Korea were tested near Ft.
> Belvoir. They were fueled using the atomic reactor
> on the base. The testing ground was a place called
> The Crypts nearby. Some local residents were
> affected by the radiation: their children were
> born very small. By the time they were in their
> 20s, a number of them had moved to Vienna and
> bought homes in a former artists colony. It was
> nicknamed Midgetville.

Some of the children developed mental issues, and were sent to the mental facility near Bunnymans bridge.

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Re: Need local assistance on a book I am writing about Fairfax
Posted by: The legend lives on ()
Date: October 04, 2021 11:31PM

Dead rabbits Wrote:
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> This Just In Fairfax Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Another little-known fact is that the four
> atomic
> > bombs we dropped on Korea were tested near Ft.
> > Belvoir. They were fueled using the atomic
> reactor
> > on the base. The testing ground was a place
> called
> > The Crypts nearby. Some local residents were
> > affected by the radiation: their children were
> > born very small. By the time they were in their
> > 20s, a number of them had moved to Vienna and
> > bought homes in a former artists colony. It was
> > nicknamed Midgetville.
>
> Some of the children developed mental issues, and
> were sent to the mental facility near Bunnymans
> bridge.

One became criminally insane and murdered several people in Clifton in the 70’s while disguised as a rabbit. He was never caught and it is suspected he was killed by a train on the tracks near Bunnyman bridge on Halloween night. The legend is that he still haunts that area every Halloween at midnight

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Re: Need local assistance on a book I am writing about Fairfax
Posted by: Laura Jonees ()
Date: November 02, 2021 05:44AM

Hey! Writing your own book is a great achievement, I believe. I hope you found yourself an assistant or mentor in time. But, I also want to say that in writing a book, the skill of "observing" is very important, that is, it is very important to read other books often, to read summaries on books and get experience from other professionals in order to develop your own. I can advise you on this site https://freebooksummary.com/category/parable-of-the-sower where you can read the descriptions of the books and choose the one that you like. If you are ready to trust the stranger, that is, me, then I advise you to read the Parable of the Sower. Happy reading and searching! :)

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