On the anniversary of the start of that brutal, often savage conflict, we present a gallery of Duncan’s celebrated pictures from America’s “Forgotten War.”
LIFE also spoke with Duncan himself — a still-vibrant 96-year-old who today lives in the south of France — about his memories of the conflict and his hope, in the end, that he might “show something of what a man endures when his country decides to go to war.”
Pictured: An American Marine sleeps in his halted jeep while a puppy whines in his ear during the retreat from the Chosin Reservoir, December 1950.
See more of his photos here.

On the anniversary of the start of that brutal, often savage conflict, we present a gallery of Duncan’s celebrated pictures from America’s “Forgotten War.”

LIFE also spoke with Duncan himself — a still-vibrant 96-year-old who today lives in the south of France — about his memories of the conflict and his hope, in the end, that he might “show something of what a man endures when his country decides to go to war.”

Pictured: An American Marine sleeps in his halted jeep while a puppy whines in his ear during the retreat from the Chosin Reservoir, December 1950.

See more of his photos here.

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