Author Visit with Melinda Pash
June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for an in-person author visit with Melinda Pash as she discusses her book, “In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: the Americans Who Fought the Korean War”.
This event will take place in the Yarborough Bank Theater at 2 PM on June 26, 2021, and is free to the public. Click here to register for this event.
About the Book:
Largely overshadowed by World War II’s “greatest generation” and the more vocal veterans of the Vietnam era, Korean War veterans remain relatively invisible in the narratives of both war and its aftermath. Yet, just as the beaches of Normandy and the jungles of Vietnam worked profound changes on conflict participants, the Korean Peninsula chipped away at the beliefs, physical and mental well-being, and fortitude of Americans completing wartime tours of duty there. Upon returning home, Korean War veterans struggled with home front attitudes toward the war, faced employment and family dilemmas, and wrestled with readjustment. Not unlike other wars, Korea proved a formative and defining influence on the men and women stationed in theater, on their loved ones, and in some measure on American culture. In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation not only gives voice to those Americans who served in the “forgotten war” but chronicles the larger personal and collective consequences of waging war the American way.
To purchase the book from the ASOMF Gift Shop, click here.
About the Author:
Melinda Pash received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Tennessee in 2008 and teaches at Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
When she entered graduate school at the University of Tulsa , Melinda thought to choose a topic on the Vietnam War to research, but a chance encounter with a group of wonderful Korean War veterans made her take a closer look at “The Forgotten War” and the men and women who served in Korea.