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National Geographic — December 1979

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 […]

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Seoul — 2002

Came across this photo the other day of downtown Seoul and the Kwangwhamun area. This was taken right before President George Bush’s visit to South Korea (I would later be part of the press pool at Osan Air Base where Bush delivered a speech prior to departing).

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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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155mm Howitzer — War Memorial Museum; Seoul, South Korea

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.

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Welcome to Korea! Lost Luggage, Digestive Crackers, & David Letterman

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 […]

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More praise from another veteran journalist and author

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 […]

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