A local Korean man, joins Richland County veterans on an honor bus ride

Jay Harr, a retired psychiatrist from Mansfield, travels on the Richland County Bus of Honor on September 9-11 with Richland County veterans.  Har was born in South Korea.

Retired local psychiatrist Jay Har has been to Washington, D.C. to see the Korean War memorial before, but he’ll be back in the nation’s capital this month to see all the monuments dedicated to American veterans on the Richland County’s Third Bus of Honor trip.

Sixty veterans will see the monuments built in their honor.

Harr said that surviving any difficult time, including war, is a formidable experience and task.

“It is not just a relief that you have survived, but a lifelong labor including all the sad memories and aches and pains that often last forever. Wars are so devastating to all people and the earth. Survivors often experience guilt that so many others have not,” He said.

Har, now 82, was 10 years old and living with his family in Seoul, South Korea, when North Korea bombed South Korea on June 25, 1950.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.