AS I RECALL, is a series of short stories recalling personal experiences of the author when a young Marine serving in Korea. style= mso-spacerun: yes Unlike most memoirs describing the horrors of war Tsegeletos describes the sights, sounds and what is most fascinating, the thoughts that ran through his mind during each incident. style= mso-spacerun: yes An occasional quip added while engaged in life threatening action, brings to the reader lighthearted relief to what at the very least is serious business indeed. At the age of 17, George along with many of his high school friends joined a Marine reserve unit located close to home. 1950 and half way around the globe North Korea invaded South Korea, but to these young Marines it'seemed too far away to be of much concern. Looking forward to their graduation, summer vacation and beginning a new career, whether college or work, their world is suddenly turned upside down when they are rushed into a very uncertain military future.
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December 29, 2003
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