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Valleys of Death: A Memoir of the Korean War Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00466ISMG
- Publisher : Dutton Caliber (December 7, 2010)
- Publication date : December 7, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 1752 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 354 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #247,054 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I was in the service during the Korean War and this is one of the best books on the war that I've read to date. I am saddened to remember that so many, suffered so much, to be so easily forgotten. During its 3 year duration, what Truman would call a "Police Action" cost the lives of 3,000,000 people, including more than 35,000 Americans as well as 8,500 MIA.
Though few recognize it, the Korean War was the precursor of the Vietnam War. The two conflicts, separated by a decade, were inextricably linked. Returning Korean War veterans were spat on and vilified too. Most Americans however, were apathetic toward them, as if they had never been gone. And now, to add insult to injury, it is reported that Ken Burns (producer of the Civil War series) has chosen to skip over the Korean War, one of America's bloodiest conflicts, as if it were no more than a historical speed bump, and move on to the Vietnam War of which he plans to produce, what will surely be another of his excellent visual productions. Selective remembering appears easier for some than others.
This book is exactly what I have been looking for. I wanted to read the stories of the Men and Women who were there. Not the breakdown of the logistics of the war but those who served. I would love to be able to sit down with a Man like the writer and spend a day listening to his stories but since I cant this book is a great account of what Hell these men endured. I am ashamed that I never paid close attention to past wars and our American History much until recently. I have also felt a sense of pride being an American and have felt a deep desire to honor our men and women in the Military, but I had no idea how much they really suffered. They suffered for me.
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for writing this book and for helping people like myself understand more of what it really was like.
God Bless our Military, those who support them..