The Survival of the Korean War

Recorded January 21, 2020 Archived January 21, 2020 03:20 minutes
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“Everyone has to watch each others backs.” (1:22) On January 6th of 2020 in Laurel Canyon, Mike Badalian was interviewed by Jessie Reitz on his experience in the Korean War and why it made such a big impact on his life. Towards the end of the war, Jessie’s grandpa, Mike Badalian joined the army at the age of 18 and was later sent to fight in the Korean War in 1952. In the war, he played the part as a medic who drove around in ambulances, trying to revive his fellow soldiers and save their lives. He wanted to help as many of his soldiers as he could, because he thought if he did the world, “would be a better place for my grandkids to grow up.” In this interview, Mike goes on and on about how much this war meant to him and helped him grow as a young adult.


  • Jessie Reitz
  • Mike Badalian

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