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Military Demarcation Line — Panmunjom

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistice on July 27, 1953 which ended the three-year conflict. For over 60 years, the two Koreas have remained technically at war with numerous incidents to remind the world of the fragile peace which has existed on the peninsula. My first book, […]

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Welcome Home Army Pfc. Glenn S. Schoenmann

Today, there is one less service member missing from the Korean War. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Pfc. Glenn […]

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The Chosin Few: General Raymond Davis and Henry Danilowski

General Raymond Davis, Hartell House, November 2000 Henry Danilowski, Knight Field, November 2000 Just finished reading a superb book on the Korean War and the fighting which took place at the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea: The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of US Marines in Combat. I’ve read a number of books […]

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Welcome Home, Bobby

It took sixty years, but one more soldier is coming home. Bobby Ray King went to war more than 60 years ago and never came back. His parents and immediate relatives died without knowing what happened to the 19-year-old with the gap-toothed grin, and King became a footnote in family history. But the military didn’t […]

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Where I Live

On a clear day, you really can see forever in Korea and that definitely was the case today before and after some freaky thunderstorms which cleared the air and made for a chilly, delightful autumn day in Daejeon. I snapped this photo from the 11th floor of SolBridge. In the distance, as indicated by the […]

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Welcome Home Pfc James Mullins

And just in time for Veteran’s Day. A Korean War soldier who went missing 62 years ago has been buried with full military honors in a North Carolina veterans cemetery, after his remains were finally identified. The Fatyetteville Observer reports Saturday (http://bit.ly/Sj8D2y) that Army Pfc. James Curtis Mullins was buried in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery […]

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Full-Circle

In 2001, while writing for the Korea Times as a feature writer, I had the opportunity and the the honor to meet a group of Korean War veterans who came to Korea to visit the Chipyong-ni battlefield near Wonju and Hoengseong. One of the veterans I met was Oscar Cortez, who was captured by the […]

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Inchon Landing — September 15, 1950

Today is the 62nd anniversary of Operation Chromite or as it is better known as, the Inchon Landing. In 2000, when I was a feature writer for the Korea Times, I covered the ceremony as part of the newspaper’s coverage of  Korean War commemorative events. On that day, a typhoon was battering the peninsula and […]

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Battle of Taejon — July 14, 1950

On this day in 1950, the Battle of Taejon (Daejeon) began. After U.S. forces, (Task Force Smith) were overrun north of Osan on July 5 and Chonan fell three days later on July 8th, the North Korean juggernaut rolled into Tajeon. One week later, Taejon would fall, but not before the U.S. 24th Infantry Division […]

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War Remains — 2012 Global E-Book Awards Finalist

Just a little over a week after I was featured in a Korean War documentary on MBC television in Korea talking about my novel War Remains and the Battle of Hoengseong, I received an email the other day that War Remains was selected as a finalist in the 2012 Global E-Book Awards. The awards ceremony […]

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