In 1950, a train left Rockwood heading north with some of the small city’s finest young men.
“Oh yes, we rode on the train,” said Bill Kirby. “The first time I ever been away from home.”
“Uncle Sam needed me,” he explained. The Korean Conflict had begun.
A picture of the group shows a mixture of expressions — jovial smiles of boys that didn’t seem to fear the future, and others who appeared anxious, maybe even holding back tears.