George Lampman is a veteran of the Korean War, but he didn't get through it alone.
George first arrived in Seoul as a 21-year-old Marine, part of a security detachment at the US Embassy. It was 1949.
He vividly remembers meeting Lee Sook Ei, a switchboard operator at the embassy.
“She was a beautiful girl [and] very, very intelligent,” George says.
He tried to ask Sook Ei out more than once, but he struck out.