By Eric Stanway
“Some have referred to the Korean War as “the forgotten war.” Wedged between World War II and Vietnam, it never got the attention or respect that those other arenas did. For many, their knowledge of Korea boils down to the film and TV series “M*A*S*H,” which lasted more than twice as long as the war itself.
Shrewsbury resident John Collins aims to change that with the release of book, “A Korean War Memoir.”
Mr. Collins is a retired educator who served in the U.S. Army during the war, having graduated from jump school in June 1951. He was subsequently assigned to the 508th Regimental Combat Team. During a jump, he was injured and assigned to the Eighth Army in Korea for 18 months. After the army, he finished college and received three graduate degrees, including a Ph.D from Boston College. After 37 years in public and private schools, he retired as a school superintendent and served as a faculty member for 14 years at Worcester State University, the College of Holy Cross, and the International Education Program Inc. “
Cited Web source : Eric Stanway2015) ). “Shrewsbury resident pens Korean War memoir” , telegram.com, September 4 , 2015 , Available from: http://www.telegram.com/article/20150904/NEWS/150909758 ( Accessed September 6, 2015 ) .