This is a book about heroism and hope at 17,000 feet. You will find that the heroism and hope was paid forward by these 11 brave men representing thousands of descendants who have never read or heard the story. The book is based on a true story of a little publicized bombing mission over Wake Island on July 24, 1943 during the darkest hours of World War II.
Award winning Author, Bob Kern has caught the essence of what it was like for soldiers patrolling and manning positions along the Korean DMZ, fifty years ago during the “DMZ War.
Chapter Two features the story told by Daisy Mae author Wayne Perkins as well as many of the pictures featured in the video.
Wayne and his buddy Mel Law from California, stood on a hill with an Infrared Search Light becoming the night time eyes for several American troops below them along the DMZ fence line. You can see Wayne’s shadow if you look closely taking a picture of the sand bagged position he and Mel manned from September to December of 1967. In the picture you will see the area the searchlight jeep parked each night when Wayne and Mel stood watch, looking out at the dangerous Korean DMZ.
Bob Kern’s book We Were Soldiers Too: The DMZ Conflict, The Second Korean War has many stories told by the men who were there a half century ago.
“Mel and I stood on the last American position on the Korean DMZ.