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In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: The Americans Who Fought the Korean War

Melinda L. Pash


This book focuses on the Americans who served in the Korean War from June 1950 to July 1953. More specifically, it examines the Korean War veterans' upbringing, military training, and wartime experiences as well as attitudes and post-Korea lives. Unlike their older brothers and cousins who served in World War II and who were welcomed home with ticker-tape parades and bands, Korean War veterans returned to America without much fanfare. Returning veterans could only wonder why they had been seemingly forgotten by the public. This book attempts to give a face to those who served in the Korean War ... More

Keywords: military training, Korean War veterans, Korean War, military service, armed forces, Korean Peninsula, prisoners of war, women, African Americans, war zone

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814767696
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814767696.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melinda L. Pash, author