MEN AT WAR: Don't Worry

At a U.S. command post in Korea, an infantry captain returning from fallen Taejon ran into a major who was on his way back to Japan. The infantry officer asked the major to take a message to his wife in Tokyo, was told: "I'll do better than that. Talk into this recorder and I'll take your voice back to your wife." The captain's message, punctuated by the noises of the command post, was broadcast last week by the Columbia Broadcasting System. This is what he said:

"I don't know where to start on this. These last three weeks have...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!