Closer to the Ivories
Smart continues the story of his life, beginning when he was discharged from active duty with the Army following WW II. He recounts the trials and tribulations of being part owner of a hardware store, commanding an infantry battalion (reserve), and attending various Army Schools. After meeting and marrying his wife, he was called to active duty as an instructor at the Command and General Staff College. At the end of the Korean War he was in Korea, in Civil Affairs, with the 7 Infantry Division and later with KACC (Koreas Civil Assistance Command) a United Nations Unit, whose mission it was to help in the rehabilitation of Korea which was devastated by the war, Stuart includes many pictures and documents of this era. This is a detailed, accurate, real life account of what really took place in Korea. Then he was assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington, where he served as the Post 0-2, a battalion commander and as a regimental executive officer. Each one of Stuart's books is a detailed, accurate, interesting account of his life, the times he lived in, and his beliefs and concerns. This autobiographical series is certain to become a treasured part of American history.