The Korean War in Literature

Bibliographies of the Korean War

Short Fiction of the Korean War Novels of the Korean War

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Paul Fussell, author of The Great War and Modern Memory
"Responsibly selected and authoritatively introduced, this collection is a worthy reminder of the facts and costs of an almost-forgotten war."

John Schultz, for the Chicago Tribune 
"Retrieving Bones performs a great service in linking the Korean War to World War II and Vietnam, helping Americans see themselves more clearly as consequential actors in one of the most ambiguous, and, if ever let fully out in the open, one of the grandest and most complex dramas of our century."

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Other Places
to Visit

Korean War Project: Comprehensive website with casualty database

Korean War Veterans Memorial: National Park Service website

Korean War Veterans National Museum & Library Website

The Korean War: 1950 - present: An eclectic list of links by Korea WebWeekly

Howard Fast: Korean Lullaby and Other Poems

Korean War MIAs Return Home: SSGT Dave McNally's evocative account of a trip to the DMZ

A Guide to Films on the Korean War

The United States Forces Korea

Remembering the Korean War: Official histories as well as studies

Naval Art Collection of the Korean War

Chronology of the Korean War

Korean War Veterans National Association

Battleground Books: Used books and scarce first editions at reasonable prices.

About Phil Jason, the author of this website

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Korean War Recognition Pin: U.S. veterans of the Korean War are now eligible for a commemorative 50th Anniversary of the Korean War pin issued through the U.S. Department of Defense.   Any veteran who served in the theater of war-- on Korean soil, off the shore of Korea or through air support missions to the Korean War during the Department of Defense recognized dates (June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953), is eligible to receive the commemorative pin. Spouses or families of deceased veterans who served during these dates are also entitled to claim one pin per family.

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© Marilyn Knapp Litt, 1998

While in DC for Veterans Day '98, the webmaster (technical expert only) for this website met a Korean War veteran who was quite surprised to find his own picture on the wall of anonymous soldiers.  (If you doubt he has found his own photo, look at the ears.)  He promised to drop by and see his photo here and I hope when he does, that he will contact me or drop a line to the address on my card.  Thank you!

Here is his buddy pointing out the type of tank he drove.


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© Marilyn Knapp Litt, 1998

This is a salute to all the Korean War veterans.   You are not forgotten.

This gentleman was visiting the Korean War Memorial in DC on Veterans Day and he is pointing to the type of tank he was assigned to.  He could recite the name of each of his fellow crew members and tell me where they sat.

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