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The Girl In The White Hat

What was Korea like in the late 1960s?
Starkley different.
What was service like for U. S. military members serving in Korea at the time?
Not at all what popular culture admits to.
Why and how did Korea become so very successful?
Hard work and Herculean presistence.
Where did that success come from?
Children of war and their loving parents.
What can Americans learn from their success?

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Released 12 April 2012, Punchy Company is an expose of the day-to-day life lived by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and  marines recounted with directness, feeling, and truth. Adeptly written, it describes in great detail what service in Korea looked like, sounded like, smelled like, but most of all of what it felt like. Mr. Solstad addresses the simple realities of soldier behavior, both on and off duty; how their actions circumvented behavioral guardrails they would not otherwise dodge at home. With a frankness seldom encountered, the story is told just as it happened. This well-written, frank portrayal of military life in Korea, will appeal to all who have served there, as well as to their wives or girlfriends, who might want to know more about what their men really did there. A forthright and frank remembrance, it will enlighten and clarify truths of the era, while providing a better appreciation of how it has impacted present day Korea.


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As a graduate of the University of Minnesota, the author served as a commissioned officer in the U. S. Army Signal Corps, and then as an Information Technology Executive with the U. S. Air Force for a period spanning forty years at various assignments and locations: the Pentagon; Fort Knox, KY; Fort Riley, KS; Fort Gordon, GA; Fort Snelling, MN; Fort Richardson, AK; Fort McCoy, WI; Camp Ripley, MN, and overseas in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Germany. After service he formed DS Information Systems Corporation with a friend and business partner in Aiea, Hawaii. He is now largely retired and resides in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, where he continues to write and consult.  (1Lt Solstad and his wife Chun Cha (Kim) Solstad, circa 1969 and 1972).

Mare Pacificum Recommends joining Together We Served, an exclusive online community where military veterans come together to rekindle old friendships, share memories, and record the legacy of their military story. Also, and especially for Korean Veterans, visit the Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial and share the link with others.

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Released December 2010, this essay is a remarkable memoir of a marriage troubled by mental illness and spanning forty years and two worlds all carefully recounted by the author who suffered through its final, heartbreaking climax.

Literature is replete with many such accounts, the good, the bad and the ugly, but rarely are they presented in such meticulous detail. Haunted by nightmares; incidents attendant to this marriage, and an overpowering sense of irrevocable loss, the author revisits and recounts events that would have driven others mad.

In a moving moment informed by the pent up emotional drama of this forty-plus year saga, the author arrives at a profound understanding of the meaning of marriage and love so very different from his youthful expectation, agreeing finally and forever with those ancient words of wisdom and truth: “faith, hope, love, abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

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