QUOTE (YourMuDoIsWeak @ Jun 25 2011, 11:56 AM)
Are soo saek dae dae like the Korean Army versions of Rangers? My pops has a patch on his old m65 field jacket right above his EIB(Expert Infantrymans Badge) Its a combat knife with a star he said he got while serving with the White Horse Division. He is the only American I have ever seen with this patch. He said he earned back in the mid 70's.
Your not that far from me then Im in PyeongChan Goon just two klicks from MunJae Tunnel.
They are very different in my opinion. Soo saek dae dae is an elite patrol/recon unit; in peacetime they patrol the thin-line between North and South Korea, in war they recon the area ahead of the division. Their life is hard, even by Korean Army standards. I haven't heard of any unit, even Special Forces, whose life is as hard as Soo Saek dae dae.
Searching on the internet. Soo Saek dae dae seem closer to US Marine Division Recon.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States...ance_Battalions
Their force structure and objectives seem similar enough. I don't know if the US Army has an equivalent battalion in their IDs.
튿공연대 is a closer equivalent to the US Army Rangers.
QUOTE (rvsp @ Jun 25 2011, 01:39 PM)
The White Skull Division (백골사단) is so famous. Every Korean men who were in military service know that.
Make sure not to reveal any military security.
You never know. You don't want to be in trouble.
I will keep that in mind.
And yeah, White Skull troops are tough.
QUOTE (Cha @ Jun 27 2011, 09:54 AM)
This happened to my cousin too except he is already in the US army. He is a ranger to be exact. I got the letter that was originally sent to him because his dad's name is still registered to our grandfather's home. We live with our grandfather. I explained this to the recruiter, but she continued to explain that the law changed. He could be sent to the army if he set foot on Korea. This is if his dad stays for a long time in Korea per year. I forgot how many months per year. Fortunately for my cousin, my uncle hasn't stayed in Korea for that long.
Koreans have a tendency to accuse and generalize on the overseas Korean men as draft dodgers. Sometimes I get the feeling that it's because they're jealous.
Wait what??? Your cousin is in the US Army Rangers and the Korean government threatened to conscript him to the Korean Army?