Gamboa Canal Zone Veterans

In the early 1950’s, very bright and talented Santa Cruz /Gamboa Canal Zone youth, facing scarce employment as well as travel opportunities, found themselves in need of a vehicle for advancement . …. Then came the United States’ Korean conflict and over forty young people volunteered to be inducted in the United States Armed Forces.

US – Korean Conflict Inductees From Santa Cruz I Gamboa Canal Zone

Gilbert Amantine, Carlos Arieta, Robert Blades, Terry Burns, Patrick Burns, Leslie Campbell, Clarence Eversley, Ralph Eversely, Annand George, Arthur George, Anthony Gibbs, George Gibbs, Donald Goode, Calvin Gooding, Calvin Gran, Olson Grant, Prince Grant, Joseph Griffith, Charles Jarvis, Conrad Jarvis, Eddie Jones, Henry Jones, Carlton Josiah, Ralph Macfarlan, Peter Moore , Frederick Myrie, Alvin Powell, Orlando Rollocks, Winston Rollocks, Carlos Romero, Daniel Rowe, Eric Sainten, Delano Samuels, Orlando Scott, Thomas Scott, Vernon Sealey, Reinell Smith, Horace Stevenson, Wilburt Stevenson, Clifford Stewart, Leslie Thomas, Frederick Thomas, Gilbert Thorne, Roy Truick, Mankin Wade, Albert Waithe, Fitz Waithe

The following piece was written by Mr. Vivian Dottin (La Boca, Canal Zone) and contributed to by
Mr. Robert Blades (Santa Cruz/Gamboa) . .. Both gentlemen are veterans of the US/Korean War. Please read, enjoy and comment.