TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - It is not hard for Bobby Wilson to remember his time serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Throughout his home there are carefully and respectfully placed military-related memorabilia.
They are artifacts that have plenty of stories to tell.
Stories that bring once again to life about a time that Bobby Wilson will never forget.
"Toward the middle of July they had a six-day battle over at Porkchop," says Wilson. "And, we were there then, and we lost, we had about a third of the company left when we got off the hill."
Wilson spent two years in the Army and fought in numerous battles.
And, yes there is a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star among the displays in the house.
Those medals are just two of many that Wilson received.
But, possibly what he remembers most is what happened to him during one battle.
He says, "Of course, we were just doing regular duty, we were on a patrol on February the sixth, and I got hit by a mortar round, and went to the hospital in Taegu for about 39 days I believe it was. Came back, went right straight back up on line. Same Company, same Platoon, same everything."
If he had to go back and do it all over again, he says he would do the same thing and serve his country without hesitation.
"The freedoms that we have...if you don't [realize] the freedoms that we've got, the privileges that we've got, you need to go to other countries and look," says Wilson.
Today, Wilson is a member of various Veterans organizations and active in supporting those causes.
When he's not involved in that, he sometimes spends a few minutes with his wife on their deck.
And, occasionally, he takes a few moments to reflect on life, a life he that he has spent years serving America and trying to help protect the freedoms this country enjoys.