Gary Thompson continues the story: SGM Lacy was a good guy as well. He actually protected Ron and I from being arrested by the Korean National Police. It seems our little flag on the MW tower stunt started a nation-wide alert. You might recall President Park had spotters sitting on roof tops, their mission was to scan the horizon for colored flags. If they saw a RED flag, they would raise their flag and another spotter would do likewise, all across the Northern part of the land. Well, Our McD flag was RED and RED meant something really bad!
Lacy told Ron and I to hit the Blue Train to Taegu and stay their until he called. We did. In a few days, Lacy allowed us to return to the hill. Thats how I learned what a jewel Taegu was. A short time later I transferred from Seoul to Taegu. Twas the best deal I ever made!