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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
I am one of the soldiers that Bob Kern is talking about in his great book, We Were Soldiers Too. I appreciate him taking the time to write this. The Korean War is often referred to as 'the forgotten war.' If they forgot the war, then how can they remember the years of stalemate since the fighting stopped? We need writers like Bob Kern to keep alive and fresh the memory of the supreme sacrifice made by so many. The successful economic powerhouse that is The Republic of South Korea today is the result of the quiet, determined soldiers on the Demilitarized Zone. Bob gives us a clear and well written account of some of the incidents that most American soldiers know about, but which are completely unknown to the public at large.
Apparently, We Were Soldiers Too is book three in a series. I have not read books one and two, but I intend to look them up and catch up. Maybe I liked We Were Soldiers Too because I was there. But I think it is as much how Bob Kern describes places I have seen, situations I have been in. He does this accurately and well with a soldier’s attention to detail. This is history, not fiction and Bob is a good historian as far as I can see. This is how it was. Some of my fellow veterans might not want to be reminded of their time on the DMZ. I never want to forget. Thanks, Bob, for a great book!