A display showing an American medic treating a wounded Korean woman in a traditional home is seen at the new 2nd Infantry Division/Eighth Army/Korean Theater of Operations museum on Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES)
A display showing an American medic treating a wounded Korean woman in a traditional home is seen at the new 2nd Infantry Division/Eighth Army/Korean Theater of Operations museum on Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES)

New 2nd Infantry Division museum celebrates Army’s history on Korean Peninsula

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — A handmade flag partly colored with blood and used to memorialize prisoners of war. A 2nd Infantry Division insignia that was carried to the moon. The helmet worn by a highly decorated general in the Korean War.

Those are just a few of the treasures on display at the new 2nd Infantry Division museum, which officially opens Monday on Camp Humphreys after moving from its longtime home at Camp Red Cloud.

The museum — which is in the building that formerly housed the commissary in the older part of the Army garrison — has expanded its mandate to include the Eighth Army and the Korean theater of operations overall, in addition to the 2nd ID.

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