Need local assistance on a book I am writing about Fairfax
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
-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!