Area vets remember the Korean War

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Posted: July 20, 2013

The Winchester Star

LEFT: Al Lazazzera now lives in Winchester.
BELOW: Al Lazazzera works at Walker Air Force Base in Roswell, N.M., after he fought in the Korean War. He flew 30 combat missions on a B-29 bomber.
Korean War veteran Ollie “Buck” Thompson holds a book showing 45th Infantry Division soldiers during the Korean War. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Ollie “Buck” Thompson of Stephens City served in an Army artillery unit in Korea.

WINCHESTER — They were young men — some were even boys not yet 18 — in the early 1950s when they answered a call that took them nearly halfway around the world.

They fought — and some died — to…

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