It was the 2nd time I read it. Even as VN combat vet I’m still stunned by what they went through.
Thank you for your service.
My siblings and I, enjoy history and books. When one of us finds a good book, we read it then take to next get together and pass it on. Eventually like tools the book finds it way home. So after couple of months or years it is time to read again.
I was one of the lucky ones who was never ordered to Southeast Asia so I have no first hand experience of combat.But having been assigned to Army hospitals I surely heard some stories....and saw some wounds.If forced to choose I'm not sure if I'd pick heat and humidity or snow,ice and frostbite.
IMO Truman made a huge mistake not threatening to use nukes in Korea.Yes,the Ruskies had just developed them too but Truman could have said to them "you stay on the sidelines and you'll have nothing to fear...but if you wanna mix it up with us,be our guests".But then I never rose above SP5 so maybe my opinion doesn't mean much.
Many of the Gunnies when I went through Quantico in 68 were WWII and Korea vets..Most said they’d rather have invaded another Jap held island than gone through North Korea.