An untested lieutenant. An unwinnable war. An impossible choice that could tear his platoon apart. Korea, 1950. Lt. Jonas Stuyvesant’s privileged upbringing hadn’t prepared him for the hardships of war. But when North Korea launches a surprise attack, he and his ragtag platoon suddenly find themselves on the front lines of a war not even Washington expected. And instead of North Korean peasants armed with pitchforks, Jonas and his fellow soldiers find themselves up against armored Soviet tanks and battle-tested hardened soldiers. Outgunned and outnumbered, his platoon retreats from Osan through Taejon on down the whole length of the Korean Peninsula until their backs are pressed against the sea. As the war-weary troops hunker in for a final stand, a twist of fate gives Jonas a chance to leave the deadly frontline far behind. Before their attackers close in, Jonas must make an impossible choice: leave his brothers-in-arms facing the enemy alone or sacrifice everything to stand by their side to the bitter end. Forgotten Valor: A Novel of the Korean War is a visceral work of historical fiction covering the first three months of America’s forgotten war. If you like under-examined military history, gritty details, and soldiers’ perspectives, then you’ll love Richard Thomas Lane’s story of courage under fire. Buy Forgotten Valor to march into an action-packed story of courage in the combat zone today!
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Richard Thomas Lane was born in Indiana in 1947. He entered the Marine Corps in 1966 and served a tour as a battalion message center chief in Vietnam in 1970. After graduating from San Francisco State University, he moved to New York City and, in 1979, became an alcoholism counselor. He married his wife Pam in 1984. He earned his MSW at Fordham University in New York and from 1990 to the present has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in the areas of addiction, trauma and couples therapy. Now in his 70s, he writes full time.