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Taken June 1952 in Kumhwa, Korea. The boys from L.A. (left to right): Nick, Joe Toros, and Dick Hampton put away their set of tools, parked the hot rods, picked up another set, courtesy of Uncle Sam, and went into the Army to Korea in 1951. Nick was a mechanic in the Motor Pool. “I was lucky because if I wasn’t a mechanic, I would have probably gotten killed.