Local Korean War veteran drafted into Army at 20

Mid-Missouri veteran Carl Houston spent 17 months in Korea as a heavy-equipment operator.

Mid-Missouri veteran Carl Houston spent 17 months in Korea as a heavy-equipment operator.

In 1952, Tipton resident Carl Houston was beginning to establish himself as young man recently out of high school.

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But the realities of war and vagaries of daily life would soon deliver him a draft notice and two years of military service away from friends, family and a girlfriend who would later become his wife.

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