Corpsmen: Letters from Korea

Synopsis

"When Dick and Jerry Chappell graduated from high school in 1950, they, like all young men, found themselves in an uncertain world. In Corpsmen: Letters from Korea, the Chappell twins gathered together their letters to chronicle their experiences as medical corpsmen in the First Marine Division during the Korean War. From boot camp to Bethesda Naval Hospital and on to Fleet Marine Force training and eventually the front line, and finally in Indochina, the brothers kept in contact with their family in Ohio, providing firsthand narratives of their adventures." "This book captures the lives of corpsmen serving in wartime. The concerns, laughter, homesickness, and fears of the Chappell twins come through vividly in their letters, offering the opportunity to understand them as well as the war in which they served." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved