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Some Task Force Smith Monument Photos

I took these photos last summer when I visited the Task Force Smith monument north of Osan prior to the 61st commemoration ceremony, marking America’s entry into the Korean War. Last summer construction started for a Task Force Smith/Korean War museum next to the monument. It was the first time to visit the monument since […]

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Task Force Smith — July 5, 1950

Today is the 61st anniversary of The Battle of Osan, which marked America’s entry into the Korean War when Task Force Smith battled over 20,000 North Korean troops and 33 Russian T-34 tanks north of Osan. This is what I wrote about Task Force Smith in my Korean War novel, War Remains: Five days after […]

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The Accidental Journalist, Part 14 — Task Force Smith Heroics Remembered

In June 2000 I crashed the big Korean War Commemorative event at War Memorial, and attended a USO bash at the Hyatt Regency in Seoul to salute U.S. Korean War veterans (where I got to meet Piper Laurie who had been a USO entertainer during the war). And a week-and-a-half later I was on a […]

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