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 [...]
People who have read my Korean War novel War Remains have often asked me, “why did you choose this particular battle? I never heard of it.” Well, that’s one of the reasons. Unless you are well-read and up on your history of Korean War, you’ve probably never heard of the battle which took place here on February [...]
I first learned about Hoengsong and “Massacre Valley” when I read Stanley Sandler’s Korean War history, No Victors, No Vanquished in 2000, but it wasn’t until May 2001, when I had the chance to sit down with Oscar Cortez, when I learned more about “Massacre Valley” and what happened to elements of the 2nd Infantry [...]
Big Al from Big Al’s Books and Pals gave War Remains 4 Stars out of 5. You can read the review here. Thanks for the good review, Big Al. When you self-publish a book you end up spending a lot of time marketing it. One of the most important things to do is get your [...]
Welcome home, Soldier. Recovered remains of Korean War soldier to be buried at Arlington – News – Stripes Now, scroll down and read the comment. Wow.
Last weekend, Saturday, October 2, War Remains won top honors at the annual Military Writers Society of America conference which was held in Pittsburgh, PA. War Remains won Gold in the Fiction: Literary category and Silver in the Korean War Book Award category. It is an honor for me to have won in two categories, [...]
My Korean War novel, War Remains has been nominated for two awards by MWSA, the Military Writers Society of America: Special Korean War Book Award for 2011 and the Military-Army Award for 2011. Winners will be announced on October 1st at the MWSA National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. I am honored and humbled to be [...]