Escape from Korea

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In June 1950, the United States, along with other members of the United Nations, thwarted the surprise Communist invasion of South Korea with military force. Before it was over some three years later, more than 35,000 Americans had been killed in action, more than 90,000 had been wounded, and nearly 9,000 are still listed as missing in action. Thousands simply froze to death. Their sacrifice and determination enabled South Korea to pursue the freedom, democracy, and prosperity that it enjoys today. Congress ...
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Overview

In June 1950, the United States, along with other members of the United Nations, thwarted the surprise Communist invasion of South Korea with military force. Before it was over some three years later, more than 35,000 Americans had been killed in action, more than 90,000 had been wounded, and nearly 9,000 are still listed as missing in action. Thousands simply froze to death. Their sacrifice and determination enabled South Korea to pursue the freedom, democracy, and prosperity that it enjoys today. Congress approved acceptance of the Republic of Korea War Service Medal on August 20, 1999, about 46 years after the war ended.
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Fox News Channel
For those who admire America's warriors, John
Fischer has it just right in Escape from Korea.
This accurate chronicle of courage,
perseverance and daring under the most adverse circumstances is absolutely riveting.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780966387063
  • Publisher: Salado Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,394,387
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

James V. Lee was born December 10, 1926 to Rita Belle Greenlee and Judson Warren (Dud) Lee in the O. K. Community near O’Donnell in the Texas Panhandle. Besides O.K., he grew up in various locales in West Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. When his mother remarried, he was finally able to call home a small farm west of Ackerly, Texas.

James was graduated from Abilene Christian College (now university) in 1949 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and earned his Master’s degree in education from Southwest Texas State University. James married the former Hazel Juanita Lee (yes, same last name, but no kin) in 1949. They enjoyed a sixty-year marriage before Nita passed away in 2010. Kerry and Gail are their only children.

Starting with his service in the U. S. Navy, James has led a varied and interesting life as a successful salesman and educator. As a civilian teaching aboard U. S. Navy ships for five years, he traveled extensively in thirty-six countries, most of the oceans of the world, and “more islands than I can remember.” His interests include traveling, writing, physical fitness, and gardening. James currently resides in Richardson, Texas.



James V. Lee
Senior Editor and Owner
Salado Press LLC
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Table of Contents

Prologue 5
Introduction: Coping with War 7
Chapter 1 Attacked 11
Chapter 2 Navy Cruise 15
Chapter 3 Scut Work 21
Chapter 4 The Flight Deck 31
Chapter 5 The 0318 Breakfast 41
Chapter 6 Pilot Briefing 45
Chapter 7 Mission of No Return 51
Chapter 8 Shot Down 59
Chapter 9 Captured 73
Chapter 10 Interrogation 79
Chapter 11 Liberated 83
Chapter 12 On the Run 87
Chapter 13 Carnage 99
Chapter 14 Scavenging 105
Chapter 15 Kill or Be Killed 125
Chapter 16 Spotted 129
Chapter 17 Up Close with the Enemy 147
Chapter 18 Return to the Fold 157
Chapter 19 Aftermath 163
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