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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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Some people say the nicest things

Bumped into a colleague today who had just finished reading War Remains. He bought two copies of it from me last week, one for himself and one for his father in Australia. Anyway, he told me how much he liked it and asked me if it was based on a true story. I told him […]

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Amazon Reviews

I have a new marketing strategy. Actually, it’s not a new one and I didn’t even come up with the idea. What I do is look for indie writers who self publish like myself, download their books, read them and then write a review. Some of the writers are my Facebook friends and I believe […]

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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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A Bridge too Far — Hoengseong, South Korea

The first filming of the day was near this bridge leading into Hoengseong. In 1951, this was the only route leading into town and for the men of the 38th Infantry Regiment, Support Force 21, and ROK forces, this was the end of Massacre Valley and the way to safety. The original bridge was destroyed […]

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With Help from “Taking Chance”

One of the hardest scenes for me to write in War Remains involved a military funeral. Having never been to one, other than two repatriation ceremonies on Knight Field in the Yongsan Military Garrison, I tried to recreate the funeral as best I could from movies I had seen. However, I just couldn’t seem to capture […]

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Welcome Home, Sgt. 1st Class Eddie A. Viers

Another soldier has come home. More than 60 years after an early Korean War battle, Sgt. 1st Class Edris “Eddie” A. Viers is returning home to Iowa. Viers, a 32-year old Swan, Iowa native serving with Battery A, 555th Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, was last seen Aug. 12, 1950 as his […]

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“I love the smell of tear gas in the morning….”

  It smells like a demonstration. Back in the day, in this case, back in the early 1990s, one sure sign of spring in the air was the smell of tear gas in the air. This photo was taken of riot police wearing their Darth Vader-like helmets at a demonstration in Chongno outside of the […]

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Welcome Home, PFC Frank Primm Jennings

Another soldier comes home from a forgotten war. There were tears when U.S. Army Pfc. Frank Primm Jennings’ flag-draped casket arrived at the Nashville International Airport on Wednesday, but not those of a family mourning a young soldier gone too soon. They came from relieved relatives and the friends who supported them through 61 years […]

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My next Novel: When a Hard Rain Falls

I’m nearing the 60,000 word mark on my latest novel as I continue to shape and develop some of the story. This started out as a flash fiction piece about an ill-fated camping trip my father took my brother and I on back in the early seventies. Then it became a short story, a novella, […]

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