George Carlton Peacock served in the US Army active duty for 3 years. He was in Germany for 13 months during the occupation, and then served 10 months in the infantry on the front lines in the Korean War.

He enlisted April 24, 1951, and went to boot camp in South Carolina for 12 weeks. He transferred into 4th Division, 22nd Infantry Regiment Company C assigned in Germany for 13 months.

After going home on furlough, he was sent to Korea and transferred into 7th Division, 17th Infantry Regiment Company C.  He fought in Battles on Pork Chop Hill and Baldy / Arsenal / Erie Mountains.  He was wounded in the knee from shrapnel, sent to aid station, and back to front lines.  He stayed in Korea for 10 months and was on a train back to Inchon Port when a cease fire agreement was signed.  Discharged on April 23, 1954 Camp Polk, La. as Staff Sergeant.

Boot camp Korea U. S. Army

The above information and pictures were Provided by George Randy Peacock (NCCivilWar@gmail.com), son of George Carlton Peacock, and great-great-grandson of Zilpha Holland.

Holland web site published 10 July 1996  -  This page added 2 April 2002.  Last updated 21 January 2011

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