News: 2ID hosts University of Kentucky students, faculty
CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - The 2nd Infantry Division hosted students and faculty from the University of Kentucky as part of their Korean experience in Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, May 19.
The group of 18 wanted to gain an understanding of U.S. military life in South Korea and become familiar with what Soldiers and their families experience while being stationed in close proximity to the Demilitarized Zone that separates the South from North Korea.
“Being here and learning about what all the Soldiers do is something that can never be taught,” said Kenya Frazier from Louisville, Kentucky, and a family science major. “Sometimes you hear that the Korean War is a forgotten war, but being here reminds me that places like this do exist.”
During the visit to the camp north of Seoul, the students and faculty visited the 2nd Infantry Division Museum, received a briefing from the Headquarters and Headquarters commander on the mission in South Korea, participated with Soldiers and families during a question and answer session, toured the camp and spent some time bowling at the Camp Red Cloud Bowling Alley.
The visit to Camp Red Cloud was part of their internship program. During the visit to South Korea, the students and faculty visited Seoul National University, Gyeongbok Palace, Presidential Blue House, Jongmyo Shrine (a United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization world heritage site), as well as the DMZ.
“I learned a lot about military life in our visit to the 2nd Infantry Division,” said Lisa Maney from Louisville, Kentucky, who is 21 years old and is a double-major student studying animal sciences and psychology. “I learned a lot about how involved the family has to be in the military, not just the Soldier. It made me think about how strong military families must be to have to sacrifice what they do.”