Here is the old soldier that tries to keep the site going... The way he looks... and the way he would like to look. Remember, old soldiers don't die, they just click away. Have fun on the site!

January 2012

June 1969
Korean DMZ

Founder of Web programmer and technical contact for the site. Assigned with Company A, 2/9th Infantry in 1969. Retired from the US Army in 1989 as chief warrant officer in Information Technology.

After celebrating its eleventh anniversary in March 2013, continues its presense on the Internet as beacon for all the many brothers, both Imjin Scouts, as well as brothers from many other units to remember our service on the Korean DMZ, service that was often over shadowed by the Vietnam war and its veterans. The site has fulfilled my dream of reconnecting with old comrades as well as introduced me to many other brothers who, although I had never met, shared a common bond built upon our DMZ experiences. The site has been a magnet for the accumulation of a wealth of knowledge about our service on the Korean DMZ as Imjin Scouts. I never realized how much there was to learn about the subject. We have just clocked our 280,000th visitor to site (August 1, 2013). A remarkable accomplishment considering that the site counter only counts visitors to the home page. Many visitors enter the site at other locations and are not reflected in this count. Who would have thought that there were so many old soldiers out there interested in our story. Through your generous contributions of time and material, the site continues to thrive.


Don Lopez


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