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We were innocents : an infantryman in Korea

Author: William D Dannenmaier
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Dannenmaier served in Korea with the U.S. Army from December 1952 to January 1954, first as a radioman and then as a radio scout with the Fifteenth Infantry Regiment. Eager to serve a cause in which he fervently believed - the safeguarding of South Korea from advancing Chinese Communists - he enlisted in the army with an innocence that soon evaporated. His letters from the front, most of them to his sister,
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dannenmaier, William D. (William Deal), 1930-
We were innocents.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607381649
Named Person: William D Dannenmaier; William D Dannenmaier; William D Dannenmaier
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William D Dannenmaier
ISBN: 0252024494 9780252024498
OCLC Number: 39322614
Description: 230 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Homeward bound --
The initiation --
Headed for the front --
The Far East --
Radio school --
The communications platoon --
Intelligence and reconnaissance --
The castle on the hill --
Outpost Harry --
After the party --
The Kumsong salient --
The truce --
Rest and relaxation --
Garrison life --
Home--alive --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: William D. Dannenmaier.

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Presenting a memoir, an account by a common soldier, this book is meant as a tribute to the Americans who served in a conflict - the battle for Outpost Harry. His letters from the front, most of them  Read more...

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"Offers a well-written account of the experiences of GI Joe... It does for the Korean conflict what Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front did for WW I - it reveals the profound effect Read more...

 
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