John Meehan: Considers himself a lucky man

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John Meehan: Considers himself a lucky man

Fri, Jun 24, 2011

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John Meehan: Considers himself a lucky man
Sheer dumb luck. Those three words give the best summary of John Meehan’s account of his experience in the Korean War . He knew it from the start of his basic training in December 1950 until his discharge in the summer of 1953. His service time began with a trip to downtown Chicago, where he boarded a train for Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He was 21, leaving his mother, father, siblings and future …

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