John Parsler

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John Parslar’s interview is one of a number we have recorded with surviving 41 Commandos.  John was orphaned during the war. Living in an orphanage toughened him up for a life in the Royal Marines. At the outbreak of the Korean war he was one of a group of Marines that formed the 41 [Independent] unit. In the early part of the war he was involved in the blowing up of North Korean supply lines. Then he’s sent to the Chosin Reservoir…