SECOND TO NONE
By Cadet Eunjin Lee
“Second to None!” The motto of the 2nd Infantry Division is one that I will never forget. As a 2nd ID veteran greeted us in front of the museum and began introducing the history of the 2ID, his passion and love for the patch he proudly wore on his shoulder was evident. One of the most decorated divisions, full of history and culture — born of a blood-rooted alliance between the United States and Korea– definitely deserved to have its very own museum to commemorate all those who gave, some and some that gave all. Organized neatly from WWI, WWII, and the Korean War, the museum displayed the history of the SID with informational panels, pictures, statues, and precious memorabilia. In memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, there were coins, medals, and awards.
Our ROTC CULP team even had the greatest honor to hold in our very hands, the Medal of Honor. Of the greatest awards that anyone can receive, there are very few given out. Just holding it in my hand, I felt how powerful it was, to truly serve selflessly, to defend our great country with courage and valor–it was moving.
It is an amazing opportunity and honor to be attached to the 2ID during most of our stay here in Uijeongbu, Korea, and it was a wonderful experience to first-hand see a snapshot of all that the 2ID has accomplished!