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My Korea

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My Korea: A Veteran’s Memories of the Unmentioned War

Category: Military History/Memoir
Format: Trade Paper, 330 pages
Pub Date: 2003 Fall
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-58838-138-5
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From a lowly recruit to the commanding officer of an artillery outfit in the Korean War, Reuben Brown lived the Army life from 1950-1954. My Korea is a look into this by-gone time that the author calls the “Unmentioned Generation,” the generation between World War II and the 1960s. This is a story that has been waiting for someone to tell it.

Beginning in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and moving to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and then the war in Korea, Brown’s story is one of how a man becomes a soldier, then how a soldier becomes a veteran. Brown’s view of the Army and the war was from ground level; he was an officer right in there with the enlisted men.

Provocative, opinionated, and critical, My Korea asks: did we win, lose or tie the Korean War? What was the purpose of many of the humiliating and confusing practices during training? Did these practices make better soldiers? And did the training help fight the war? The author has insightful views on all these matters.