Not long before I finished writing my Korean War novel War Remains in the fall of 2010, traveled to Hoengsong, north of Wonju to visit “Massacre Valley” where part of my novel takes place. I knew there was a monument dedicated to the U.S. Second Infantry Division when I was researching my novel, and back in 2000 when I was writing for the Korea Times and covering Korean War commemorative events, I had the chance and honor to meet Wilbur Webster who was one of the veterans that pushed for this monument. 

The back of the monument.

Close up of the inscription.

Another angle of “Massacre Valley” and the monument.

War Remains, A Korean War Novel. Dedicated to the men and women of the Second Infantry Division and to all those loved ones who have not come home from this “forgotten war.”