Flags as Icons of Cross-Cultural Identities: He was a decorated veteran who must have spent some time in Korea. He wasn't old enough to serve in the Korean War, so he was probably assigned to one of American's dozen military bases in the ROK. Do you think that is where he met his wife? It looks like she embraced both cultures, and Christianity, too, judging from the praying hands. In all probability she was a Christian when they met, since half the South Korea population is Christian. Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.