It could be a page right out of the Korean War novel, War Remains. Another soldier, Corporal James Rexford Hare, has come home from a forgotten war. And this time, it’s a soldier who was captured during the battle at Hoengseong. Hare was in the 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, which was part […]
“When the cold, biting wind howls down from the mountains, I can almost hear their screams and cries riding upon that cold wind.” When I’ve walk across the frozen Woosong campus here in Daejeon, South Korea (approximately two hours south of Seoul) on my way to school the past few weeks—when it has been so […]
Finding the US Second Infantry Division Memorial in “Massacre Valley” near Hoengsong is not too difficult. First, the monument is visible from the highway; however, if you have trouble finding it, all you have to do is either look for this sign or show this photo to one of the locals to help you get […]
Leaving Changbong-ni (where the beginning of War Remains takes place), this is the main highway leading to Massacre Valley in the south and beyond that, Hoengsong.
One of the crucial scenes in my novel takes place at Changbong-ni, which is located north of “Massacre Valley” and Hoengsong. It was here on February 11, 1951 where elements of the 38th Infantry Regiment, Second Infantry Division comprising a task force (Task Force 21) were attacked by the Chinese.I thought the area would be […]
Today I was honored with the comments left by the son of a Korean War veteran who discovered my post about the US Second Infantry Division monument at Hoengsong and the battle that was fought there in February 1951. His father served with the 38th Infantry Regiment and fought in the battle that I described […]
“Massacre Valley” — Hoengsong, South Korea Earlier this month, I went to Hoengsong north of Wonju to visit “Massacre Valley” a Korean War battlefield that was the sight of a major battle from February 11-13, 1951 and one that figured prominently in my novel. This a monument/memorial dedicated to the US Second Infantry Division The […]