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Author:  David Baillie

Title:  Line Kansas – Memories Of Korea 1950-1958

Publisher:  Publisher’s Graphics LLC

Reviewer: W. H. McDonald, Jr. – AAA Founder

The Forgotten War – No Longer Forgotten

Few young people today know anything at all about either the Korean War or the men who fought there. In his memoir “Line Kansas – Memories Of Korea 1950-1958,” author and combat veteran David Baillie gives us one soldier’s view of that “forgotten war.” The book is filled with many short and easy to read stories of his own experiences in Korea; while also touching on his basic training and his travels to got to Korea.

I read David Baillie’s book in one seating and found myself totally engrossed in his personal tale. He writes about things in and out of combat from Donut Dollies and Bob Hope to being shot at and enduring the cold winter snow. His book chronicles a period of history that has been given very little attention even when it was going on. His life experiences in the book are sometimes light hearted but most of the time they are understated events from the author’s memories and nightmares.

Baillie mixes in some of his poetry and prose between short little stories of his time in Korea. The mix works well and there is lots of emotional energy that flows though his entire book. He does well at preserving a part of that historic time through his own personal story. This book should be read by more than just older veterans but by younger generations so that they can fully appreciate what these men did and what they sacrificed.

 


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