Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Friday, 25 June 2010

Friday 25 June

First day back in Stornoway after my fortnight's holiday in Holland, and trying to get myself organised. It is a grey, overcast day, with some spots of rain. Felt cold earlier on, but the mercury is at 15C / 59F, so no real complaints. I am still putting pics and blogposts on the Shell Gallery, which will take me a wee while yet.

Today is the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, which was to claim 4 million lives.Of the UN personnel deployed across the Korean peninsula, at least 4 came from Lewis. The war memorial at Carloway mentions:

K Macarthur, 42 Park Carloway (USMA)
M Macaskill, 6 Doune Carloway (US Marines)
A Mackay, 4 Kirivick (US airforce)
M Macleod, 8 Kirivick (US airforce)

I am not able to ascertain at this stage if other men from Lewis also fell in Korea.

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