Pash, Melinda L.

In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation : The Americans Who Fought the Korean War - New York : NYU Press, 2012. - 1 online resource (350 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Timing Is Everything; 2. Mustering In; 3. You're in the Army (or Navy, Marines, or Air Force) Now!; 4. In Country in Korea: A War Like Any Other?; 5. Behind Enemy Lines; 6. Our Fight? Gender, Race, and the War Zone; 7. Coming Home; 8. More Than Ever a Veteran; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; About the Author

In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation traces the shared experiences of Korean War veterans from their childhoods in the Great Depression and World War II through military induction and training,the war, and efforts in more recent decades to organize and gain wider recognition of their service.   Largely overshadowed by World War II's "greatest generation" and the more vocal veterans of the Vietnam era, Korean War veterans remain relatively invisible in the narratives of both war and its aftermath. Yet, just as the beaches of Normandy and the jungles of Vietnam worked profound changes on con

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Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States.
Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Armed Forces -- History -- 20th century.
Veterans -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

Electronic books.

DS919 .P38 2012

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