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

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Local Korean War veteran drafted into Army at 20

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