Ready to Fire: Memoir of an American Artilleryman in the Korean War

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Once North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel in 1950, the lives of many Americans half the globe away, were disrupted. President Truman authorized a call up of enlisted, inactive reservists--like Richard B. Holmsten, an about to be married 20-year-old with a bright future. Replacements were needed for artillerymen killed during one disastrous day in August 1950. He was assigned to the Headquarters Battery of the 8th Field Artillery Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division. This memoir begins with Holmsten's transition ...

Ready to Fire: Memoir of an American Artilleryman in the Korean War 2003, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786416134

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