A Foxhole View: Personal Accounts of Hawaii's Korean War Veterans
University of Hawaii Press, 2002 - History - 307 pages
A Foxhole View is a powerful and moving oral history of the Korean War. Here are highly personal accounts of the war from the rank and file of the infantry--told in the distinctive voices of Hawaii's soldiers.
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Page v - The rifleman fights without promise of either reward or relief Behind every river there's another hill — and behind that hill, another river. After weeks or months in the line only a wound can offer him the comfort of safety, shelter or bed.