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Through the Eyes of the Warrior: Korea 1950-1951

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Corporal Chet Thiessen, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was only 17 years old when he first set foot on the beach at the invasion of Inch 'on in September of 1950. He soon found himself a squad leader and leading men into battle on his first day of combat. Tim Schoonard's Through The Eyes of the Warrior takes the reader on a foxhole to foxhole journey, viewing the Korean War through the eyes of decorated combat veteran Chet Thiessen as he shares his combat memories.

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Overview

Corporal Chet Thiessen, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was only 17 years old when he first set foot on the beach at the invasion of Inch 'on in September of 1950. He soon found himself a squad leader and leading men into battle on his first day of combat. Tim Schoonard's Through The Eyes of the Warrior takes the reader on a foxhole to foxhole journey, viewing the Korean War through the eyes of decorated combat veteran Chet Thiessen as he shares his combat memories.

Join Corporal Thiessen as Baker Company stands rear guard for the strategic withdrawal of the 8th Army ahead of the onrushing human-wave attacks of the Chinese Communist hordes at Kunu-ri. Learn what it was like for him to be taken P.O.W. only weeks after his 18th birthday. Experience, while the 23rd Regimental Combat Team of the 2nd Infantry Division stands under siege, cut-off and outnumbered five to one, Corporal Thiessen's Medal of Honor action at the decisive battle of Chipyong-ni, as Baker Company desperately fights to fill the breach when the defenses start to crack.

Tim Schoonard's Through The Eyes of the Warrior not only gives testimony to the valorous and indomitable fighting spirit of one American soldier, but testimony to the heroic and selfless fighting spirit of all who fought the Korean War, and that of American fighting men and women everywhere.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781495272288
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/21/2014
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,027,859
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Schoonard is a professional furniture artisan, U.S. Army veteran, and the author of two other books, Wolves in Sheep's Clothing and Taking Part in the Work, as well as several articles. He writes from his studio in southwest Michigan.
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