Korean War Stories
More than fifty years ago, American and United Nations troops fought a bitter and bloody war in a country unknown to most Americans. Many weren’t quite sure what we were fighting for. But in just three short years in Korea, 37,000 Americans lost their lives; thousands more are still listed as missing. The Korean conflict is often called “The Forgotten War,” but it has never been forgotten by the men and women who experienced it. In KOREAN WAR STORIES, these veterans share their memories. Their personal stories, thoughts and feelings are set within the historical context, reminding us of the human and social costs that the Korean War had on our society. Interviewees include John Glenn, former U.S. Senator, astronaut; John S. Warner, U.S Senator; Ted Williams, baseball player; Willie Nelson, musician; James Baker, former U.S Secretary of State; Rep. Charles Rangel, N.Y.; Lt. Colonel Charles B. “Brad” Smith; Gen. Raymond G. Davis, U.S. Marine Corps, and many other highly decorated veterans. Their stories server to inspire and remind us that freedom is not free.