MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History

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Prized Photos

The Winter 2020 issue of MHQ featuring Marilyn Monroe’s 1954 visit to U.S. troops in Korea [“Marilyn in Korea,” by Liesl Bradner] was of special interest to me.

My father, Colonel Thomas J. Badger, commanded an artillery unit in Korea at the time and had the honor of spending several hours with Monroe during her visit. For many years, photographs documenting the occasion were displayed in my parent’s home. Colonel Tom died in 1971, and after my mother Betty Badger, died in 1999, the Monroe pictures went to various family members

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