Local veteran brings ‘Chosin’ to Motlow

To honor Korean War veterans, Motlow College is hosting a screening of the documentary “Chosin” this Saturday, Nov. 17.

The documentary is about the Battle of Chosin Reservior, an epic battle that took place in North Korea in November 1950.

The screening will be shown from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Powers Auditorium, located in Eoff Hall on Motlow’s Moore County campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Tullahoma native Curtis Hice, the driving force behind the Motlow screening said, “I wanted to give Korean War veterans a chance to see this great movie,” adding, “I knew that many wouldn’t get to see it unless an event like this was held. It will give non-veterans a chance to see what these guys went through, also.

“The Korean War is often called ‘The Forgotten War”, I think because it is overshadowed by WWII on one side and the Vietnam War on the other. I’m not trying to marginalize either of those wars, but I don’t think the Korean War gets the recognition it deserves. The men and women who served in Korea deserve recognition for what they’ve done, too.”

Hice, who was a combat engineer in the U.S. Marine Corps, said the Battle of Chosin was one he was taught about while in boot camp. During his three years of active duty, he rose to the rank of sergeant and made three trips to Iraq over a two-year period. He came home in 2005.

“Marines are very proud of their heritage and the battles they have fought to earn and keep the nation’s freedom,” he said. “The Battle of Chosin is right up there at the top of the list, like Iwo Jima or Fallujah.”

For more information, email Hice at curtishice@gmail.com.

Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm