Korean War

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Comment by Katie Schell on September 8th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Thank you for your service.

Did you ever wonder what happened to all of the peasants and orphans you saw during the Korean War?

Love Beyond Measure
Memoirs of a Korean War Bride
By Katie Schell

Katie Schell, daughter of Pega Crimbchin (Ock Soon Lee) just published a new book detailing her mother’s journey from that of a Korean peasant to a proud American.

The memoirs tell the story of Ock Soon Lee’s incredible survival during the Korean War. While she witnessed many Koreans and Americans die around her as the Battles for Seoul raged on in 1950, miraculously, she survived.

The story begins with her tragic childhood as a slave for a brutal family at the early age of seven. When she finally finds a way out of her situation, she ends up in Seoul several years before the outbreak of war.

After the Communist invasion, Ock Soon finds herself totally alone, near starvation and surrounded by death. The story tells of the extraordinary journey on foot from Seoul to Taejon as she escapes the city prior to the Third Battle of Seoul.

It is the remarkable story of true courage, faith and love. It is a story of loyalty and sacrifice. It is a story you will never forget. It is the story on one Korean peasant and one American soldier who against all odds find each other.

Ten percent of all proceeds will benefit drilling water wells in under developed countries. This at the request of Ock Soon Lee who carried water jugs on her head for many many years.


Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on September 9th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Thank you, Katie, for your comment. Your book will be added to the reading list in the article.

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