Padré Vander Goten stopped by American M.P.
While Padre Vander Goten was visiting Belgian causalities in a nearby village, he heard that the Belgian battalion was going back into line, so he drove full speed to the battalion CP. During this trip, he was stopped by a very stern American MP who barked at him : "Do you now how fast you were driving?". The padre replied :" I am Belgian and I have to be back in my unit, because they go back in line". The American MP queried : "Are you one of those who came voluntarily to this war?", to which the Padre replied to the affirmative. The reaction of the MP was very typical : " You must be crazy, drive on !!".
Jacky Van Tongerlo at the query of an American.
When the Belgians came out of the line, sitting on American tanks,
they came through a Korean village. An American soldier asked :
"Are these houses like yours in Belgium?" Jacky replied
angrily : " I am from GEEL (*), man". The American's
reply was : "Is that where the crazy people lives !!!"
Rik Thijs (+) and Rik Wouters on maneuvers in TURKEY
When Rik Thijs and his friend Rik Wouters had to reconnoiter a
position near the IMJIN, they came in contact with a English captain,
who offered them a piece of home-made cake, which they shared amongst