Escape from Korea

Escape from Korea

by John J. Fischer
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966387063
Publisher:
Salado Press, LLC
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,117,756
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.



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