Military history

Korea: Traces of a Forgotten War

Korea: Traces of a Forgotten War

The Korean War is often referred to as the forgotten war. In his book, 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 periodthe Battle for Jane Russell Hill (a part of Triangle Ridge) and the first Battle of Pork Chop Hilland makes a strong case for why we as Americans need to remember what happened there and why.

Preface & Acknowledgments

The People

Chapter 1. A Search for a Place in Life

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

Chapter 3. Arrival in the Land of the Morning Calm

Chapter 4. The Battle for Triangle Ridge: Our Assault on Jane Russell Hill

Chapter 5. Life in the Trenches

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

Chapter 7. Return to the Frozen Front

Chapter 8. Patrols in Korea

Chapter 9. Rotation Blues and R&R

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

Chapter 11. The Spring Rains

Chapter 12. Outpost Duty

Chapter 13. Armistice: Return of the Morning Calm

Chapter 14. Questions That Endure

Appendix A: Propaganda Leaflet Obtained from Joe’s Mailbox in the Alligator Jaws

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

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