Douglas Rice's Voices from the Korean War: Personal Accounts of Those Who PDF

By Douglas Rice

ISBN-10: 1450282563

ISBN-13: 9781450282567

Voices from the Korean battle provides a set of first-person money owed of these who served within the Korean conflict. The Korean battle is frequently dubbed the "Forgotten War," even if greater than 36,000 squaddies died during this three-year clash. In Voices from the Korean battle, writer Douglas Rice makes yes the boys who served usually are not forgotten as he stocks first-person money owed from seventy-nine squaddies who fought within the struggle from June of 1950 via July of 1953. Voices from the Korean struggle follows the warriors as they trek and fly over the mountainous terrain of the Korean peninsula. via those eyewitness debts, pay attention a soldier describe what occurred to a small team of North Korean villagers who refused to expose their situation. pay attention in as a wounded soldier tells a flight nurse the tale of ways he was once rescued via American squaddies as he lay wounded in a North Korean domestic. find out how a few prisoners of battle walked their imaginary canines to annoy their captors. This compilation of alternative infantrymen' views conveys what it should have been prefer to be at once concerned with the clash. It serves as a reminder of the demanding situations and the sacrifices the warriors made within the identify of struggle.

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During these three months there was little or no rest. We lost a lot of medics; it was a wonder anyone survived this fighting. However, we finally were able to breakout and head north to Osan-ni. Along the Naktong River was an area of some of the fiercest fighting during the war. The fighting lasted for days, and positions shifted numerous times. We, the Collecting Station, were in the midst of all the fighting. Wounded soldiers could not be evacuated, so we had to perform more medical aid on site than normal.

I was told that Baker Company was located on a hill, which was hard to climb with my leg still hurting. However, the climb helped work out the soreness. When I reached our company, I was given my BAR back along with my foxhole buddy. He told me the Marines were ahead of us and that our division was getting a few days rest. During this time our new replacements were going on patrols to learn what to do, plus help get them in shape for climbing the hills of Korea. Orders came down for Baker Company to move to a position on a hill that overlooked Seoul.

I traveled, by train, to Fort Ord, California, where I took my basic training. After completing basic, I expressed an interest in the medical field; and I also scored well on a battery of tests I was given a month leave, after which time I was to report to my new assignment—medical school. Upon arriving at Fort Sam Houston, I was quickly processed to a barrack assignment for my eight weeks of training. Here we learned how to apply dressings to wounds, put casts on fractures, the use of Army field kits for combat injuries, assist doctors in surgery, sterilization techniques, give shots, and give physical exams.

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