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Re: Witnesses to War
I guess many have thought to leave.
Yet I have learned more on this site then all the books I have read.
The Threads and Connection to history in Korea are being played out today.
I am staying..
----- Original Message -----
From: "LTC John N. Duquette" <JDUQUETTE@kc.rr.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 12:43 AM
Subject: Witnesses to War
> To Those Contemplating Jumping Ship...
> The discipline of this discussion group is the Korean War. If there is
> a better discussion group than this one on this subject--I haven't found
> I've been a subscriber for several years now and intend to be one for
> many more. This is the place you come for serious discussions by actual
> witnesses, participants, researchers/historians, and just plain folks
> who want to know more about a defining conflict in American History. All
> in all, a great collection of people.
> There will always be the urge--and challenge--"to set the record
> straight" on some dynamic that is on the fringe or outside the charter
> of this discussion group. These things happen--have happened--and will
> happen again; c'est la vie. I may never remember your opinions about the
> politics of today's world, but I will remember what you did in the Land
> of the Morning Calm from 1950-1953.
> I would ask you to remember--what was it that caused you to subscribe to
> KOREAN-WAR-L? Why have you stayed as long as you have?
> If you leave, your memories and recollections leave with you--we lose
> the voice that brought them to us across this strange medium known as
> the Internet. Your stories are lost forever--they die with you. I
> respectfully ask that you don't leave this discussion group--your
> presence on it is why I am here. When you are gone, all there is is the
> paper the clerk at headquarters pulled out of a typewriter and filed
> with higher headquarters that years later a historian pulls out of
> carton marked #x-y-z in a warehouse section that miraculously escaped
> the fire that destroyed records #a-b-c... c'est la vie. The discipline
> of this discussion group is the Korean War.
> John Duquette