LOOKING BACK: THE MEMOIR'S OF AN ORDINARY MAN, TERRY LLOYD TENNANT

  • Publish Date: 2004-02-06
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Terry Tennant

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His life beginning in an upstairsflat in Detroit, Michigan,this is the story of Terry Tennant, born into poverty during the greatdepression in the 1930's. At age 18 he enlisted it theUnited States Army. After 2 years of peacetime training, the Korean War brokeout and he was sent with the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division to Japan,where they trained South Korean, Puerto Rican and American GI's, turning theminto a viable fighting unit.In November 1950 they crossed theSea of Japan landing in Wonsan, North Korea,and became a part of X corps. Theninterred the Chinese Communist Forces in overwhelming numbers, resulting insavage fighting in the worst possible terrain, treacherous icy mountain roads,and severe cold weather, finally beingpushed back to the waters edge at Hungnam, where theywere rescued by the waiting US Navy. Included in the last part of thisbook are all of Terry's letters sent from Korea,to his family back home. They show firsthand the hope, fear, and problems faced daily, by a young infantry soldier,doing his best to cope with the situations faced, and doing the job required sohe and his comrades could survive.Definitely worth the read!

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