Mon January 10, 2011
Book Nook: Valleys of Death-a Memoir of the Korean War, Colonel William Richardson, U.S. Army (Ret)
Bill Richardson was sent to Korea 60 years ago to fight in the Korean War. He was captured behind enemy lines and spent the next 34 months in a number of prisoner of war camps. Most of the men who were with him in those camps didn't live to talk about it.
After all this time Bill Richardson decided he was ready to write a book about his experiences in Korea. It is an amazing story of grit, determination, and endurance. The author is now 81 years old. The Korean War and that generation of soldiers who fought there are slowly fading from memory.
In this interview Richardson describes what it was like to be sent to Korea, to be captured, and how he was able to survive. It is an incredible story.