Freshly minted infantryman, twenty year old Wylie Cypher, arrives in war torn Korea in 1952 Every indication is that he has limited chances for survival As an enemy bomber looms overhead, he prays that he can survive a sixteen month tour of duty without, as his sergeant says, getting his ass shot off.Wylie is recruited to join the staff of a Division Public Information OFreshly minted infantryman, twenty year old Wylie Cypher, arrives in war torn Korea in 1952 Every indication is that he has limited chances for survival As an enemy bomber looms overhead, he prays that he can survive a sixteen month tour of duty without, as his sergeant says, getting his ass shot off.Wylie is recruited to join the staff of a Division Public Information Office PIO where he reports on many aspects of the conflict He uses his infantry training in bloody combat, makes many colorful new friends, learns how to maneuver through the military system, finds love and loss, and grows up in the turmoil of combat and the war s aftermath.Veterans have hailed the story as accurate, believable, touching, funny, and the way it really was The story is based on the author s experiences, careful historical research, and the 300 letters he sent his future wife from Korea He touches on prisoner of war experiences on both sides of the DMZ, the armistice, realistic scenes of combat, the many United Nations forces engaged in the war, and poignant and funny aspects of military service The second edition of the book includes recently disclosed information, and scenes and observations drawn from the comments of many veteran readers The book is dedicated to the dwindling number of men and women who risked their lives to preserve democracy in South Korea.
Public Information nd Edition Freshly minted infantryman twenty year old Wylie Cypher arrives in war torn Korea in Every indication is that he has limited chances for survival As an enemy bomber looms overhead he prays tha
I received a copy of this great coming of age story from the author Public Information follows a green enlisted young man through the war and his path to adulthood Wylie is a likable young man who is very real with the learning experiences we see throughout the book Some challenges he surpassed and others gave him wisdom and strength to grow in both love and war The difficulties in the bureaucracies of military life and the reality of war inspired creativity in not only surviving, but also tryin [...]
With Public Information, Rolf Margenau has written a coming of age story with a difference Finding yourself after failing out of college is bad enough, but having to do so in the midst of conflict thousands of miles from home, must feel impossible This is the situation Wylie Cypher finds himself in To get his life back on track, he enlists, and finds himself unexpectedly on a tour of Korea during the war As an adept marksman he expects to find himself in the thick of the action as part of an inf [...]
Private First Class Wylie Cypher is a composite of several men An injury at the end of basic training sidelined Cypher making him missed language training Upon recovery, the army sent him to Korea What follows is a look at the life of combat personnel from initial arrival to combat to post combat fatigue The author examined a whole gamut of relationships between soldiers, natives and the people back in the United States from a personal, moral, and society perspective LibraryThing Member Giveaway [...]