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the Korean War

The stories marked with an asterisk, along with excerpts from novels by James Drought and Rolando Hinojosa, can be found in the anthology "Retrieving Bones: Stories and Poems of the Korean War" edited by W. D. Ehrhart and Philip K. Jason [paperback]   [hardback]

Frank Alex, "Rats," American Vanguard 1956. Eds. J. Ernest Wright and Frederic Morton. New York: The New School for Social Research / Cambridge Publishing Company, 1956 -- pp. 233-40.

Clayton C. Barbeau, "The Real War," Catholic World, May 1957 – pp. 132-6.

Richard Blum, "The Late Lt. Dessin," in The Late Lt. Dessin and Other Stories. Francetown, NH: Marshall Jones, 1967.

Robert Boswell, "Little Bear" in The Iowa Awards: The Best Stories from Twenty Years. Selected by Frank Conroy. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1991. Originally in Boswell’s volume Dancing in the Movies (1985).

*Robert O. Bowen, "A Matter of Price," Prairie Schooner 28 (Summer 1954): 113-22. Reprinted in The Best American Short Stories 1955. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955.

*Eugene Burdick, "Cold Day, Cold Fear," Collier’s, March 24, 1951 - p. 22+. Collected in Burdick’s A Role in Manila: Fifteen Tales of War, Postwar, Peace, and Adventure. New York: New American Library, 1966.

*James Lee Burke, "We Build Churches, Inc.." Cimarron Review (October 1983): 19-26. Reprinted in The Convict. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1985.

George W. Campbell, "The Saboteur of the USS Rockland," Saturday Evening Post, March 8, 1952 - p. 28+. [No engagement, off-shore problems near Pusan straits.]

Whitehouse, Arch. "Assignment to Korea" in Combat in the Sky. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1961. [A prolific military writer, Whitehouse has several other collections of "air war" stories.]

William Chamberlain, Combat Stories of World War II and Korea. New York: John Day, 1962. Paperback reissue titled Hellbent for Glory. New York: Paperback Library, 1965.

_____, "The Enemy Beach," Saturday Evening Post, November 25, 1950, - p. 32+. Reprinted in Tibbets’ Courage in Korea.

_____, "The Chaplain of Company C," Saturday Evening Post, February 10, 1951, p. 20+. Reprinted in Chamberlain’s Combat Stories.

_____, "Trail by Combat," Saturday Evening Post, June 16, 1951, - p. 32+. Reprinted in Tibbets’ Courage in Korea.

_____, "The Penalty of Command," Saturday Evening Post, January 19, 1952, - p. 24+. [Story of duty post-Korea; one of Chamberlain’s many stateside military stories.]

_____, "The Vengeance of Yat Chuen," Saturday Evening Post, September 20, 1952, – p. 22+. Reprinted in Chamberlain’s Combat Stories.

_____, "Star Over Korea," Saturday Evening Post, December 6, 1952, – p. 37+. Reprinted in Chamberlain’s Combat Stories and Albert B. Tibbets’ American Heroes All. Boston: Little, Brown, 1966.

*_____, "The Trapped Battalion," Saturday Evening Post, January 3, 1953, – pp. 64-71. Reprinted in Chamberlain’s Combat Stories.

_____, "The Zone of Sudden Death," Saturday Evening Post, October 30, 1954, – p. 37+. Collected in Chamberlain’s More Combat Stories of World War II and Korea. New York: John Day, 1964. Paperback reissue titled The Zone of Sudden Death and Other Stories of Combat. New York: Scholastic Books, 1969.

_____, "Heroes Don’t Sound Off," Saturday Evening Post, September 13, 1958, - p. 30+. Reprinted in Tibbets’ Courage in Korea.

Francis Chase, Jr., "Tank Attack," Saturday Evening Post, May 3, 1952 - p. 24+.

_____, "The General Disobeyed," Saturday Evening Post, June 28, 1952 - p. 31+. [Political issues]

_____, "The General from the Pentagon," Saturday Evening Post, July 4, 1953 - p. 25+. Reprinted in Tibbets’ Courage in Korea..

Laurence Critchell, "Combat Jump," Saturday Evening Post, August 11, 1951- p. 24+.

*John Deck, "Sailors at Their Mourning: A Memory," in Greased Samba and Other Stories. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970.

*Donald R. Depew, "Indigenous Girls," Harper’s Monthly, March 1953 – p. 81-84.

William H. Dickenson, "Roses," Anthology of Best Short-Short Stories: Volume 5. Ed. Robert Oberfirst. New York: Frederick Fell, 1957.

T. R. Fehrenbach, "Combat Chaplain," Saturday Evening Post, August 5, 1961 – p. 18+.

Robert Flynn, "Land of the Free" in Living with the Hyenas. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1995. [Story of racial tension in Texas backgrounded by integrated Marine unit combat experience in Korea.]  [hardback]

Pat Frank, "Walk to the River," Nation’s Business, May 1951 – pp. 40+.

_____, "Write Me a Love Story," Collier’s, February 19, 1954 - p. 29+ [homecoming tale]

_____, "In Enemy Hands," Saturday Evening Post, December 6, 1958 – p. 37+.

John Godey, "The Wrong Way to Win a War," Collier’s, April 3, 1953 - p. 36+; also in Tibbets’ Courage.

Arthur Gordon, "Old Ironpuss," Saturday Evening Post, May 12, 1951 - p. 35+. [Stateside hospital recovery of Korean War wounded.]

John H. Holland, "Commuter’s War," Colliers, October 7, 1950. - p. 24+

Alec Hudson, "Korean Patrol," Saturday Evening Post, September 16, 1950 - p. 40+.

Lt. David R. Hughes, "Shank’s Bootees," Ladies Home Journal, July 1952 – pp. 38-9.

W. Douglas Lansford, "Caught between the Lines," Saturday Evening Post, January 24, 1959, pp. 28-9. Reprinted in Tibbets’ Courage in Korea.

Salvator La Puma, "The Hangman," in Teaching Angels to Fly. New York: W. W. Norton, 1992. [Yokohama Harbor story of preparation for Korea.]

Alan Le May, "Missing in Action," Saturday Evening Post, December 8, 1956 – pp. 34+.

Richard Macaulay, "Sneak Attack," Saturday Evening Post, April 7, 1951 - p. 40+.

Bill Mauldin, "The Affair of the Wayward Jeep," Saturday Evening Post, June 27, 1953 - p. 34+. [Rear echelon humor.]

Jacland Marmur, "The Bloodstained Beach," Saturday Evening Post, July 12, 1952 – p. +; reprinted in F. Van Wyck Mason’s American Men at Arms. Boston: Little, Brown, 1964. Also in Tibbets’ Courage in Korea.

_____, "Landing Party," Saturday Evening Post, January 7, 1956 – pp. 28+.

_____, "Combat Code," Saturday Evening Post, January 11, 1958 – p. 24+.

Harry Middleton, "Letter from Seoul," Collier’s, June 14, 1952 - p. 28

Harry Olive, "Night Attack," Saturday Evening Post, April 12, 1952 - p. 38+.

*Mark Power, "Graves," New Directions in Prose and Poetry 18. Edited by James Laughlin. Norfolk, Conn.: New Directions Books, 1964.

John Schultz, "Morgan," in The Tongues of Men. Chicago: Big Table Publishing, 1969.

_____, "Daley Goes Home," in The Tongues of Men.

_____. "Asdourian." F Magazine 4 (1999): 1-12.

Emile C. Schurmacher, "Sky over Pyongyang," Saga Magazine, date unknown. Rpt. in Tibbets’ Courage in Korea.

_____, "Spy Mission to Inchon," Saga Magazine, date unknown. Rpt. in Tibbets’ Courage in Korea.

Jules Siegel, "In the Land of the Morning Calm, Deja Vu," Esquire (November 1969) – pp. 142+. Reprinted in The Best American Short Stories 1970. Ed. Martha Folley and David Burnett. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970.

Sidney Herschel Small, "Brainwashed Pilot," Saturday Evening Post, March 19, 1955 – p. 31+.

*Vern Sneider, "A Long Way from Home," Argosy, 1951. Collected in Sneider’s A Long Way from Home and Other Stories. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1956.

_____, "When Winter Comes," in A Long Way.

_____, "Even the Leopard," in A Long Way.

_____, "The Box," in A Long Way.

*Henry Steiner, "Rice." Antioch Review 11.1 (September 1951) - pp. 279-89. Reprinted in

_____, "The Gook and the Cat," Prairie Schooner 26 (Fall 1952) – pp. 296-305. [Occupied prewar Korea.]

Albert B. Tibbets, ed. Courage in Korea: Stories of the Korean War. Boston: Little, Brown, 1962.

Melvin B. Voorhees, Korean Tales. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. [A collection of fiction and nonfiction narratives.]

*Stanford Whitmore, "Lost Soldier." Accent 13.1 (Winter 1953) – pp. 48-53; reprinted in Prize Stories of 1954: The O. Henry Awards (Garden City: Doubleday, 1954).

William L. Worden, "North of Sinanju," American Magazine, June 1951, pp. 32+.

_____, "Officer’s Girl," Saturday Evening Post, August 18, 1951- p. 28+.

C. S. Young, "A Roll of Coarse White Cloth," Antioch Review 18.2 (Summer 1958)- pp. 198-207. [Interaction between American serviceman and Korean laundry woman at American air base.] 

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