One of the constant themes in the books and history articles Roxanne and I write centers on the heroic actions of common ordinary people when placed in extraordinary circumstances. Nowhere have we found this theme more prominent than in the stories of common soldiers, enlisted men from the Korean and Vietnam wars, who found themselves immersed in the violent upheaval of combat.
Our story of a mostly forgotten Gibson County man, Francisco, Indiana native Charles Garrigus, which appeared in the Indiana Magazine of History, captured perfectly this theme.
Roxanne & I also have another book on the Korean War, Unexpected Journey and I have a book on Hoosiers in the Korean War, Honoring Those who Paid the Price. This book features a more detailed story of the battle where Garrigus lost his life.
Unexpected Journey: A Marine Corp Reserve Company in the Korean War is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million.
Honoring those Who Paid the Price: Forgotten Voices from the Korean War is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Indie Bound.