Korean War veteran honors his division
Marshfield— Korean War veteran John Bixby thought for 9 years about how to commemorate his division and fellow veterans of the Korean War. On Monday, Aug. 25, his vision became a reality as his large painting memorializing the “forgotten war” was placed on the façade of Bernard Schuld‘s farm, just south of Marshfield along Highway 10.
Bixby served 21 months in Korea in the army’s Second Division, and operated a tank in the war. He said painting was a way that he relaxed and honored his fellow veterans at the same time.
Bixby’s friend, Jim Walker, was at the ceremony, and said the Korean War is forgotten because of its place in history, in between World War II and Vietnam.
“They didn’t give them a parade when they came back, and they didn’t do a lot for them,” Walker said.
Schuld said he and Bixby were good friends and that he was happy to have his barn used for the purposes of displaying the painting.