Colonel William T. (Tom) Bowers died September 18, 2008, at Bethesda Naval Medical Center at the age of sixty-two. Tom was a combat decorated soldier, scholar, and family man with an impressive military and educational background. As head of the Histories Division of the U.S. Army Center of Military History, he oversaw the writing of official histories of Vietnam and Korea, and mentored a large number of writing historians and students. His work on the Korean War and virtual battlefield staff rides for students was particularly impressive.
The editorial work for this book was completed by Tom’s colleague Dr. John Greenwood, formerly of the Army History Program, as a tribute to Tom’s work. Tom intended that America’s “forgotten war,” the Korean War, would be recorded in a published account of what the soldiers did, as told by the Army combat historians who were present to record the soldiers’ actions.
Roger Cirillo Series Editor