Vincent Krepps and his twin brother Richard joined the Army in 1949. In August 1950, their unit deployed to Korea. When Richard was wounded, Vincent hoped his brother would be sent home. A month later, Vincent was injured and airlifted to Japan where he learned his brother had returned to duty. In December 1950, Richard was captured and later died in a Chinese prisoner camp. Two months later, Vincent went home as his family’s sole surviving son.