Korean War POW from Blue Ash honored at Reds game
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A 91-year-old Korean POW from Blue Ash was honored as a hometown hero at the Reds game Friday night.
Harry Falck was a soldier in Europe during the tail end of World War II. He shipped out to Korea in 1950 and was captured shortly thereafter.
Falck was a POW for three years. He says he lived in constant fear during those days. "I can tell you stories you wouldn't believe," Falck says.
Falck was released in 1953 and continued to serve his country until 1966. He says he's no hero, though. To him, the true heroes are the men and women who don't make it home.
"The guys that are dead and buried somewhere along the way, that's the only people that I can honor, that I would actually honor as being brave. I was a soldier. I done what I done and that was it," says Falck.
At Friday's Reds game versus the Pittsburg Pirates, Falck was joined by his fellow American Legion Post 630 buddies. They're all proud to call him a friend and they say stories like his are important to tell.
After retiring from the military, Falck worked security for Fifth Third Bank. He's been married to his wife, Doris, for 40 years and he still tries to get to as many American Legion events as he can.