The Second Truth: Second Edition: Korean War

Author:   John Hm2 Viola
Publisher:   John Viola Collection
ISBN:  

9781734253146


Pages:   62
Publication Date:   06 January 2020
Format:   Paperback
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This is a true story about a young man having to deal with a war. It takes you on a journey to boot camp training, training in the medical field, sea duty on a destroyer, and nineteen months in the combat zone. This is the transition of a patriotic, naive young boy in a war that nobody cared about because everyone served somewhere in WW2. Tired of war and only want to get on with their lives, they didnt care, for they were in the big one. I was home after two tours in the combat zone, and would be going back for another. I was on a double date coming back into town when I was stopped by a police officer because there was another car like mine reportedly racing around town. When he saw my drivers license had a attachment to it stating it was good for the duration of the war. This was given to me on my first leave when I went to renew it. He called it in and returned to me and let me go. A short time later he stopped me again and said he had to give me a ticket for a expired license because there was no war. Therefore, what he had been in is known as the forgotten war. There were no victory parades, no welcome home, only feelings of shame and being made foolish. Korean War Veterans never talk about the war. After my discharge and back home, I took off my uniform and went for a walk in town and saw someone I knew sitting on a bench, he said Hi, haven't seen you in awhile where have you been..... I answered, around '. Korean War veterans never talk about the war.

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Author:   John Hm2 Viola
Publisher:   John Viola Collection
Imprint:   John Viola Collection
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 0.40cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.106kg
ISBN:  

9781734253146


ISBN 10:   1734253142
Pages:   62
Publication Date:   06 January 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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The difficulty that veterans face in telling their stories comes from the fact that so much intense experience must be condensed into short blurbs to reach the non-veteran public who are used to only brief digests of everyday life in the press and in conversation. Such tales cannot be told in brief. Thus, the adage that many veterans don't talk about their experience because it was so horrific has persisted. Many indeed have endured horrific or at least demanding and dangerous experiences but the verbal telling of long stories does not work so well in the modern age. John Volta has used his gift for writing to tell us his whole story, something many veterans without such skills often long to do but cannot. Too many finish their lives with their military experience still bottled up in their psyches. That so many do that without cracking at one time or another should be noted, considering that a fair number of veterans do act out frustrations, born of unshared military experience, in disturbing ways. Although it has not achieved the notoriety of WWII, or even of the unpopular war in Vietnam, the Korean War was just as awful and it's veterans just as much heroes as those of other wars. This story should be read in every school in America and by every person who wants to understand the contributions of our military veterans to our way of life. - FIVE STARS 5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Better than a First Hand Report This is an autobiography of John Viola and his experience of entering into the U.S. Navy during the early days of the Korean War. He was 18 years old and a candidate for the draft. He felt joining the Navy would be safer for him. He takes you on his journey from boot camp, to serving on a destroyer, and 19 months in the combat zone. This is a short account which captivated me by his emotional experiences and honesty. Thank you, John, for sharing your memories with readers. It's true ... some memories never fade. 5.0 out of 5 stars All Warriors Deserve Our Respect And Gratitude I really enjoyed this story. As a Navy man, I can relate to much of the lifestyle at sea and in port as the author describes. I cannot, as a Navy man, relate to the combat experiences. However, the author painted really good pictures of the war as seen through his young eyes. HM2 Viola is correct. America doesn't talk about the war in Korea very much. I want to say thank you to HM2 John Viola for his service to America and for volunteering to defend the Constitution of the United States and this great Republic. Welcome Home brother! 5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this story


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