BUT FIRST TONIGHT AT SIX.
OPERATION BACK IN TIME.
A KOREAN WAR VETERAN DELIVERS A
SPECIAL KEEPSAKE TO A FELLOW WARRIOR'S WIDOW.
IT IS A BOND ONLY A SOLDIER WOULD KNOW.
60 YEARS AFTER THE KOREAN WAR VETERAN
FROM PORTAGE HAD SOMETHING HE NEEDED TO RETURN.
-- ERIC --
ONE OF OUR VIEWERS SENT US A NEWSTIP ABOUT
DON KUHLMAN AND WANTED US TO SHARE HIS STORY.
TONIGHT NEWS 3 REPORTER DAVE DELOZIER TAKES US ON
A JOURNEY - THAT IS LITERALLY ALL ABOUT TIME.
my memories are here.
THEY ARE REMINDERS OF THE MOMENTS
THAT HELPED TO DEFINE A LIFE.
that's up on the dmz
THEY CALL KOREA THE FORGOTTEN WAR -
BUT FOR DON KUHLMAN THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.
some probably were scared, but i wasn't scared.
MAYBE IT WAS A WAY OF DEALING WITH
THAT - BUT DON ALSO REMEMBERS A MOMENT
- A LIGHT MOMENT WHEN SOME BUDDIES WERE PLAYING CRAPS.
one guy turned around and he said to me do you
have any money and i said all i've got is 2 bucks.
so i gave him 2 dollars and i said what are you
going to give me in collateral and he gave me his wrist watch..
DON PUT IT IN HIS POCKET AND THEN WAS SENT TO BATTLE.
so i never saw him after that.
WHAT DON SAW WAS SOME OF THE WORST OF
THE WAR - THE BATTLE OF PORK CHOP HI.LL.
i was wounded up in what they called no
mans land or what ever you want to call it.
MORE THAN FOUR HUNDRED MEN WENT UP PORK CHOP
HILL THAT DAY - FAR TOO MANY NEVER CAME BACK.
that's when they told me there was
on 33 of us that came back.
SIXTY YEARS DOES LITTLE TO FADE THE MEMORIES OF THAT DAY.
well you hate to see people killed
until you actually have to do it yourself.
TODAY THOSE PHOTOS IN BLACK AND WHITE
ARE A REMINDER OF LIFE AND DEATH.
something that i did.
AND AMIDST ALL OF HIS MEMEMORIES REMAINED SOMEONE ELSES.
and i got it out and i wound it up and it run.
REMEMBER THAT OLD WATCH HE GOT FROM ANOTHER SOLDIER FOR TWO
BUCKS - WELL THE TIME HAD COME TO GIVE IT BACK.
be a load off my shoulders.
i don't have to worry no more
about it and its to the rightful owner.
THERE WOULD BE ONE BIG PROBLEM -
THE WATCH GAVE FEW CLUES ABOUT ITS OWNER.
ENGRAVED ON THE BACK - M - L - MOORE AND A SERIAL NUMBER.
DON ASKED THE VETERAN'S SERVICE OFFICE IN PORTAGE TO HELP.
he called about 3 o'clock in the afternoon
and he said i've got some good news.
WHICH BRINGS US TO TODAY.
WATCHING ON A WEB CAM AS A SOLDIER IN SOUTH
CAROLINA PRESENTS THAT WATCH TO THE WIDOW OF MOSES MOORE.
thank you mr.
kuhlman again, i'll never forget you.
A FAMILY THAT NOW HOLDS A REMINDER OF
THEIR SOLDIER - OF THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE.
it is a memory that we'll have now, something
from that time frame that we never had before.
AND NO ONE UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF
THOSE MEMORIES MORE - THAN A SOLDIER.
thanks again, mr.
we salute you...alright.
THIS IS DAVE DELOZIER, WISC, NEWS 3
THE WATCH - CARRIES THE INITIAL M -
L - MOORE FOR THE VETERAN MOSES MOORE.
IRONICALLY HIS WIDOW - WHO PLANS TO WEAR THE WATCH
- ALSO HAS THE INITIALS M - L - MOORE.