One of my prized possessions is a 1979 issue of National Geographic that I bought on eBay to remind me of what it was like to come to Korea in 1990. It was late summer 1990. Iraq had invaded Kuwait, Die Hard 2 and Ghost were two of the summer’s hottest movies, and I had […]
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 […]
In War Remains, I describe a few scenes of artillery being used, including 105mm and 155mm howitzers. The War Memorial Museum in Seoul has a few Korean War-era artillery pieces on display. There is a new, updated version of War Remains available at Smashwords and a new Kindle version coming shortly.
Not long ago I blogged that I first started to write War Remains back in 2000 when I decided to read and review Retrieving Bones, a book I came across at the Kyobo Book Centre in downtown Seoul, one cold February afternoon. Yes, it’s true that after I read and reviewed that book, I would […]
War Remains got some more praise today; this time from Korean old hand and veteran journalist and author Mike Breen. This is what Mike had to say about the book: Bobby Washkowiak battles his way through the first bitter winter of the Korean War, longing for home. Fifty years later, his son and grandson come […]