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Hoengsong and “Massacre Valley” — February 12, 1951

I first learned about Hoengsong and “Massacre Valley” when I read Stanley Sandler’s Korean War history, No Victors, No Vanquished in 2000, but it wasn’t until May 2001, when I had the chance to sit down with Oscar Cortez, when I learned more about “Massacre Valley” and what happened to elements of the 2nd Infantry […]

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Talking Points

Next week I am scheduled to take part in this Internet radio program, Positively Pittsburgh Live to talk about War Remains with other MWSA (Military Writers Society of America) Korean War Book Award nominees. It’s an hour-long show and I am looking forward to the chance to talk about my novel. It’s an honor to […]

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War Remains Nominated for two MWSA Book Awards

My Korean War novel, War Remains has been nominated for two awards by MWSA, the Military Writers Society of America: Special Korean War Book Award for 2011 and the Military-Army Award for 2011. Winners will be announced on October 1st at the MWSA National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. I am honored and humbled to be […]

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Glowing Praise for War Remains

Today I received advanced notice of a book review of War Remains for MWSA (Military Writer’s Society of America), which will appear in their monthly journal within the next 2-3 months. All I can say is, wow. War Remains by Jeffrey Miller is an excellent read.  Never having been a history buff due to teachers […]

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Task Force Smith Memorial — Osan, South Korea

Ahead of the 61st anniversary of Task Force Smith on July 5th, I went to Osan today to visit the memorial dedicated to the US task force, which was sent from Japan to stop the North Korean juggernaut in the opening days of the Korean War. The first time I visited the memorial was on […]

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June 25, 1950

When news of the Korean War hit the streets across America in the summer of 1950, there wasn’t the rush to run down to your local recruitment station to sign up—not like the great patriotic appeal that had occurred just nine years earlier when Pearl Harbor had been attacked.    Korea? Where’s that? America had […]

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Buy My Book…

And remember a forgotten war. This Saturday, marks the 61st anniversary of the start of the Korean War. One of the reasons why I wrote this novel was that I wanted to remember this forgotten war (a theme which runs through the book) as well as honor all those who fought in the conflict and […]

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A mean little fighter

On display at the War Memorial Museum in Seoul is this simple, yet nasty-looking jet plane, which terrorized the skies over the Korean peninsula during the Korean War. Yeah, it’s a MiG by golly. Looks just as menacing here. For the story about the air battles over the peninsula, I recommend Crimson Sky: The Air […]

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A Great Deal From Lulu!

From now until the end of the month, Lulu is offering a great deal on my novel War Remains and other books. How great is the deal from the folks at Lulu? How does a 25% discount sound? Just enter the code, CYBERMAY when checking out.And just in time for my birthday, I might also […]

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Why did you write a Korean War novel?

It’s a question I am often asked. It is usually asked by people who don’t know me too well, don’t know that I have been in Korea for as long as I have, or don’t know that from 2000-2003 I was covering Korean War commemoration events in Korea for the Korea Times. Actually, the book […]

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