Escape from North Korea: A Nonfiction Account of Savage Battles and Political Intrigues of the Forgotten War

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A non-fiction account of the annihilation of the 29th Infantry Regiment dispatched from the occupation of Okinawa to the Korean War at the earliest stage of the conflict. Author Paul G. Petredis, one of 21 survivors out of 235, chronicles his first escape, details the ongoing bloody battles which culminated with the entry of the Chinese Communist Forces (CCF) opposing the United Nations Forces. Following capture and eluding death again by escaping from the enemy, he describes his ordeal in graphic detail of 14 ...
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Overview

A non-fiction account of the annihilation of the 29th Infantry Regiment dispatched from the occupation of Okinawa to the Korean War at the earliest stage of the conflict. Author Paul G. Petredis, one of 21 survivors out of 235, chronicles his first escape, details the ongoing bloody battles which culminated with the entry of the Chinese Communist Forces (CCF) opposing the United Nations Forces. Following capture and eluding death again by escaping from the enemy, he describes his ordeal in graphic detail of 14 days behind enemy lines, bringing the reader along vicariously on the same horrific journey.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412072441
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/17/2006
  • Pages: 468
  • Sales rank: 1,010,578
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul G. Petredis, born and raised in Los Angeles, enlisted in the army at age 17 and was assigned to the post-war occupation of Okinawa. He scribed his true-life account as a teenage soldier during the Korean War.

Following his honorable discharge from the army, he embarked on a career as a law enforcement officer in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, serving 15 years in the Patrol Division. Concurrently he attended school and subsequently earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Pepperdine University in 1972. He began work on a Doctorate Degree, and ceased his formal education in 1982 when he retired from law enforcement as a lieutenant.

Only after the passage of over one half century was he able to confront those horrific nightmares and subsequently record them.

The author resides on Fox Island, Washington, and he may be contacted at anui1950@juno.com.
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    Posted November 25, 2007

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    My father told me to read this book because it was pretty good. After reading it all I can say is `amazing.¿ ¿Pretty good¿ is the understatement of the year. I could not put this book down. What a compelling true tale of the horrors of war and a man¿s incredible struggle to survive in the face of impossible odds. This book should be mandatory reading for every member of our armed forces. The author takes us on his incredible journey as a teenage American soldier trapped deep in enemy territory. If ever there was a story that should be put on the big screen, this is it.

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