About the Book

The most forgotten men in the “Forgotten War” were the American POWs, especially those who endured captivity during the early months of the Korean Conflict.  Most were subjected to unspeakable horrors and extreme deprivations.  Few survived.

This book, The Major, tells the story of several hundred Americans and their senior officer in charge who struggled to maintain their human dignity under brutal conditions while trying to make their way home to those they loved.  This historically accurate tale takes place before American servicemen were trained to cope with starvation and torture and prior to “The Code of Conduct” becoming the standard by which American POWs would be judged.

The reader will discover the fact that the fatality rate of American POWs in Korea was higher than any other war in American history. And the POWs with “The Major” were abused far more than any other military group of Americans under North Korean control. It is past time that you learn about the extraordinary sacrifices of these forgotten men. You will never regret meeting “The Major” and the men he commanded and served.