War Remains got some glowing praise from veteran journalist and author Don Kirk for one of the books’ blurbs:
“Jeffrey Miller captures the terror and agony of war up front — not just any war but the “forgotten” Korean War that lives on in the hearts and minds of those who lived through it and the loved ones of those who died. He alternates between images of horror and friendship on historic battlefields with scenes of the warmth, love, longing and sadness of a middle-American family on the home front.
Overall, the plot is imaginative, a portrayal of the suffering of war from vivid action to endless waiting and longing.
His book is a welcome addition to the scant literature of a war whose significance intensifies with awareness of the threat still posed by North Korea — and the dangers of a second Korean War.”
Don Kirk, who is the author of Korea Betrayed: Kim Dae Jung and Sunshine and Korean Crisis: Unraveling of the Miracle in the IMF Era has a long and distinguished journalist career that started with covering the Vietnam War and the political unrest in Indonesia in the 1960s (Remember the Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver movie, The Year of Living Dangerously?).
I met Don back in 2000 while we were both covering one of the Korean War Commemorative events at the War Memorial Museum in Seoul on June 25th, the 50th anniversary of the Korean War.