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.