Korean War Letter

The Case:

Rhonda never met her father, Ron Bradley. The US counts Bradley among the more than 8,000 soldiers declared Missing In Action during the Korean War. Rhonda only knows her father from letters and photos her mother saved for her.

She’s hoping History Detectives can help her solve a mystery in one of the letters her mother recently unearthed.

The letter tells of a firefight that nearly cost her father his life. Bradley names another soldier who saved his life by jumping on a live grenade.

History Detectives helps find closure in the story of this mystery hero by visiting the Korean War Veterans Memorial, meeting a man who served alongside Rhonda’s father, and discovering a revealing connection.

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Season 8, Episode 6

Eduardo Pagán Location:
Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia

Korean War Letter

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