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Yes, You can Judge a Book by its Cover

You know the old adage, “you can judge a book by its cover?” It’s true. It’s especially true if you are an indie author and you’re trying to fight for a piece of the action in a market that is getting smaller and smaller. If you want your book to get noticed you are going […]

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Reviews Do Matter

 I am always grateful when someone takes out the time to leave a review for one of my books at Amazon or Goodreads. When you’re an indie writer you need all the help you can get promoting your book and there’s no better way than by word-of-mouth when someone writes an honest review. Recently, this […]

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“Silent Night, Holy Night” — A Korean War Christmas

MacArthur said the boys would be home by Christmas. They weren’t. KOREA — Christmas Eve, 1950 They clanked their cans together and took a drink of the icy cold beer. It was the first beer either tasted since the regiment withdrew to Chunju. They were about to take a second drink when they suddenly stopped. […]

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Welcome Home, Sgt. Paul M. Gordon

Another service member from the Korean War will soon be coming home:   Sgt. Paul M. Gordon was a farm boy from Dry Ridge, a top-notch basketball player who dreamed of one day going to Alaska to pan for gold. He graduated from Crittenden High School when he was 16 and joined the Army soon […]

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Former US Congressman Visits SolBridge

A former US congressman visited SolBridge the other day to address the students; a former congressman from Illinois I might add. Donald Manzullo, from Illinois’ 16th Congressional District. Just up the road a bit from the LaSalle-Peru area. He’s currently the President and the CEO of the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEIA) We had […]

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Welcome Home, Cpl. William F. Day

These news stories always choke me up. Another soldier has finally returned home from a “forgotten war.” The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. […]

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War Remains — The LaSalle County Link

When I sat down and started to write my Korean War novel War Remains in the fall of 2009, I based parts of the novel on some of the interviews I had with US Second Infantry Division veterans who were at such places as the Pusan Perimeter, Kunu-ri, Chipyong-ni, and Hoengseong. Then, there was the […]

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Amazon Book Recommendations

This always puts on a smile on my face when Amazon recommends one of my books. I concur.

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Buy this Book!

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice which technically ended the Korean War, though the US and ROK service members and South Korean civilians who lost their lives since the end of the Korean War on July 27, 1953 would beg to differ. There are still over 7,900 US service members […]

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July 27, 1953

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War when the armistice was signed at Panmunjom. For some families though, the war has never ended.

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