Korea: Traces of a Forgotten War

Korea: Traces of a Forgotten War

by James Butcher

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Overview

The Korean War is often referred to as the “forgotten war.” Here, professor James N. Butcher relives his experiences as an infantryman with Fox Company of the 17th Infantry Regiment, during the final year of the Korean War (1952-1953). In a graphic portrayal of living conditions on the front, Butcher describes combat actions that occurred in two major battles of this period—the Battle for Jane Russell Hill (a part of Triangle Ridge) and the first Battle of Pork Chop Hill—and makes a strong case for why we as Americans need to remember what happened there and why.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555717247
Publisher: Hellgate Press
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Edition description: First Edition, First edition
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 962,767
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

James Butcher was born in Bergoo, West Virginia in 1933. At age 17 he joined the Army and served during the Korean War, fighting in the first battle of Pork Chop Hill. After military service he went on to earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and served as a professor and later Director of the clinical psychology program at the University of Minnesota. He is currently Professor Emeritus there and has published 58 books and more than 250 articles in the field.

Table of Contents

Preface & Acknowledgments vii

Permissions xiii

The People xv

Chapter 1 A Search For a Place in Life 1

Chapter 2 Merger of the Human Mind and the Army Mind in Basic Training 25

Chapter 3 Arrival in the Land of the Morning Calm 53

Chapter 4 The Battle of Triangle Ridge: Our Assault on Jane Russell Hill 69

Chapter 5 Life in the Trenches 95

Chapter 6 A Tour on Koje-do: A Rest or What? 119

Chapter 7 Return to the Frozen Front 139

Chapter 8 Patrols in Korea 165

Chapter 9 Rotation Blues and R&R 185

Chapter 10 From the Softball Field to the Gates of Hell: The First Battle of Pork Chop Hill 199

Chapter 11 The Spring Rains 221

Chapter 12 Outpost Duty 235

Chapter 13 Armistice: Return of the Morning Calm 255

Chapter 14 Questions That Endure 267

Appendix A Propaganda Leaflet Obtained from Joe's Mailbox in the Alligator Jaws 281

Appendix B Strength of the United Nations Ground Forces in Korea 285

Cited References 287

General Readings 291

About the Author 295

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