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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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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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It makes it all worthwhile

Sometimes you connect with a reader which makes all the difference in the world: Dear Mr. Miller, Last year, while looking for information about the Hoengsong Valley Massacre, I came across your website, went from one end of it to the other and then bought your book,¬†War Remains. My father, Sgt. Luther Rominger was killed […]

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Korean War Documentary on MBC (South Korea)

Two months ago I was approached by a Korean filmmaker who asked me if I would be interested in taking part in a documentary he was making on the Korean War. Turns out the documentary he was making was about the Battle of Hoengseong which I described in my novel War Remains and that one […]

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Return to Massacre Valley: Command Post for 3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment — Hoenseong, South Korea

After shooting some footage in Hoengseong near the site of the Netherlands’ Battalion, for the next part of the documentary, we entered Massacre Valley and went to the location where the command post for the 3rd Battalion of the 38th Infantry Regiment was located in and around the village of Saemal. I describe Saemal in […]

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Return to Massacre Valley; The road from Changbong-ni — Hoengseong, South Korea

Down a small grassy knoll behind the US Second Infantry Division Monument in Massacre Valley is the original road which ran from Changbong-ni to Hoengseong. Although the road was narrower and unpaved in 1951, one can still see how dangerous it would be for withdrawing troops to use this road. They men were literally sitting […]

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Foxholes from the Korean War — Hoengseong, South Korea

After Producer/Director Park Jongwoo and his crew shot some footage in Massacre Valley, our next stop was to Hill 930, north of Changbong-ni where the 21st Infantry Regiment of the 8th ROK Division was dug in on the north side of the mountain on the night of February 11, 1951. From their vantage point on […]

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Saemal Village and Massacre Valley — Hoengseong, South Korea

At the beginning of War Remains, I talk about Support Force 21, the 3rd Battalion of the 38th Infantry Regiment, US Second Infantry Division, and the small village of Saemal. This past weekend, during my return to Massacre Valley, the producer/director of the Korean War documentary, Park Jong-woo, his crew and I went to the […]

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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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Return to Massacre Valley — Hoengseong, South Korea

This past weekend, May 4-5, I returned to Massacre Valley north of Hoengseong. It was this valley and the battle that was fought here in February 1951 which would become the basis for my Korean War novel, War Remains. And it was because of that novel and a friend on Facebook, which brought me back […]

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