Prairie soldiers in new bookBy Keith Norman Today at 8:02 a.m. Email
The Korean War is sometimes referred to as the forgotten war.
Fargo author Merry Helm disputes that statement and is trying to help more people learn about the conflict.
always thought of them as the ignored veteran rather than the forgotten
veteran,” Helm said, speaking of the men who served in the conflict.
“After all the adoration shown to World War II vets, Korean vets were
thought of as ‘less than’ or class b veterans.”
Helm will read
from her book “Prairie Boys at War” at 4 p.m. Saturday at the All Vets
Club in Jamestown. The reading is a benefit for the new library project
in Jamestown. Helm’s book will be available for $22, and Helm will sign
She is also the featured speaker for the gathering of Vietnam and Korean veterans held at the All Vets Club later that evening.
Helm said her interest in Korean War history started when she was a writer for “Dakota Datebook” on Prairie…