In the four years of the Korean War, America lost almost 54,000 men, roughly the same number who lost their lives in Vietnam, yet this war has almost disappeared into American history as the "Forgotten War." George-3-7th Marines recounts the bloody Marine infantry campaigns fought in the deadly mountain ranges of Korea. It is a story told by the men who fought--and died anonymously--in a little-known yet bloody war. These never-before-told tales of the battle-hardened Marines of G-3-7 have been collected and recorded by one of their own. Described by those who experienced the action firsthand, these accounts blend the shocking details of savage, bloody killing with gentle, almost heartbreaking prose seldom seen in a chronicle of war. Jim Nicholson paints a brutally accurate picture of America and the Valhalla culture that shaped the toughness of soldiers in the fifties. He examines the events and mistakes that led to a collision of the free world with the rapidly expanding Communist military machine. He reminds us that the sacrifice of young American boys saved the South Koreans, who now live freely in their beautiful "Land of the morning calm." Awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal.
Jim Nicholson, MD, is a natural-born storyteller and family physician. He served in the US Marine Corps as a Marine infantryman during the Korean War and received both the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. Known to his military friends as Nick the BAR man, he belongs to the small group of men who carried a Browning Automatic Rifle through five major campaigns and lived to tell the story. Jim is devoted to the mission of telling the story of the forgotten Korean War so the future generations will remember the sacrifices made by so many.