Smell the Gunpowder: The Land of the Morning Calm (Paperback)
AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY BROUGHT TO VIVID LIFESmell the Gunpowder: The Land of the Morning Calm is inspired by true events and veterans' firsthand accounts of Americans who served in Korea. Because of these veterans, the Republic of Korea remains a free sovereign nation, and one of the strongest and wealthiest countries in Asia.American military in Korea began from the end of World War II through the Cold War to include two Korean Conflicts (1950-1953) and (1966-1969). Smell the Gunpowder: The Land of the Morning Calm continues with the Singapore Summit 2018 (Singapore), the Hanoi Summit 2019 (Socialist Republic of Vietnam), North Korea's hostile threat of nuclear conflict along with the economic and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic Today, North Korea continues to have a nuclear arsenal and is one of the most militarized countries in the world creating a critical security challenge. Concerns about North Korea and its intentions remain at the highest level since the end of the 1950s and 1960s Korean Conflicts. South Korea has urged the United States and North Korea to reach a formal peace agreement to end the decades-long conflict, but the outcome of a peace agreement is uncertain.Perfect for the historian, librarian, student of history, veterans, and readers with an interest in military events. Smell the Gunpowder offers a unique firsthand account of our servicemen's difficulties and struggles.
ABOUT THE AUTHORWilliam R. Graser, U.S. Army (Ret) was a Sergeant First Class recruited by the U.S. Army Security Agency in 1965, and during the Cold War era, his assignments included South Korea.On November 2, 1966, the second Korean conflict began, and author William R. Graser was assigned to a U.S. Army camp on the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Smell the Gunpowder: The Land of the Morning Calm includes the story of his time there, as well as how that experience carried his life forward through to present day.