Searchlight platoon in South Korea, 1957
Published: June 12, 2012
Hal Slate ©Stars and Stripes
South Korea, 1957: A searchlight mounted on a 2½-ton truck is tested near Camp Casey, South Korea. The 60-inch lights, maintained by the 7th Field Artillery Searchlight Platoon in support of the 7th Infantry Division Artillery, could burn steadily for an hour and 45 minutes and throw a beam 20,000 yards.
Stars and Stripes' 1957 story about the searchlight unit in South Korea.