TONY DUFFLEBAG ...and Other Remembrances of the War in Korea

A Soldier's Story

by Clarence G. Oliver, Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/5/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 324
ISBN : 9781434337375
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 324
ISBN : 9781434337368
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781467824231

About the Book

Stories told in the book, "Tony Dufflebag . . . and other Remembrances of the War in Korea," are a mixture of memories, history, journalism and autobiographical experiences that are blended into a fascinating collection. The title story is of the rescue by two soldiers of a six-year-old Korean orphan boy who was found freezing and starving on the streets in war-ravaged Seoul, South Korea, then secreted into protective “adoption” for a few weeks, and how he was cared for and won the hearts of all the soldiers in a frontline Infantry rifle company until he was placed in safer circumstances. The author shares feelings about the death of a fellow soldier, of thoughts about a young wife and son back home, of the dramatic mountain rescue of a critically-wounded friend, reflects on feelings of a Christian soldier in combat, tells about lifelong friendships that develop in wartime, reflects on personal values, beliefs, feelings, commitments, opinions and relates tales of humorous events that occur to and among soldiers, even in a far-off war zone.

About the Author

Clarence G. Oliver, Jr., is Emeritus Dean and Graduate School Professor at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as a retired superintendent of schools, an award-winning journalist, and a former United States Army Infantry officer. An officer and member of several state, regional and national organizations, he is active in church, community and civic work in his community and region. Oliver served as a Master Sergeant in an Infantry Rifle Company during the Second Winter Campaign of the War in Korea. He and his wife, Vinita, married 57 years, have three children, seven grandchildren and a great-grandson. The Olivers live in historic Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.