Bibliography and Resources
- Korean War Honor Roll (American Battle Monuments Commission)
- State-Level Fatal Casualty Lists from the Korean Conflict (1951-57)
- Records of U.S. Military Casualties, Missing in Action, and Prisoners of War from the Era of the Korean War, electronic data records
- Korean Conflict – Nurses
- Search Korean War Electronic Records Online, through the Access to Archival Databases (AAD)
- Records of Military Agencies Relating to African Americans from the Post-World War I Period to the Korean War PDF, Reference Information Paper
- More Korean War links from the Archives Library Information Center
The Korean War
Flanagan, E. M. The Rakkasans: the Combat History of the 187th Airborne Infantry. Presidio Press, 1997.
The Rakkasans: The Combat History of The 187th Airborne Infantry is the complete account of one of the most remarkable regiments in the history of the U. S. Army. The Rakkasans (literally “umbrella men” in Japanese from the shape of the parachute canopy), have fought in every major American military conflict from World War II to the Persian Gulf. It had its baptism of fire when it landed in the Philippines on Leyte island where the regiment engaged in fierce combat against seasoned Japanese soldiers — and performed superbly. The 187th went on to fight in two other major campaigns in the Pacific and were chosen by General MacArthur as part of the first wave of troops sent to occupy Japan. During the Korean War, the 187th was the only airborne unit deployed, and operated as an independent regimental combat team, complete with its own direct support artillery. In Vietnam, the Rakkasans were represented in the 101st Airborne Division by only one battalion. But that single battalion made history by fighting in 21 campaigns and defeating the well-trained and well-supplied NVA troops at the ferocious battle for Dong Ap Bia Mountain (better known as Hamburger Hill). In Desert Storm, the Rakkasans made the longest and largest helicopter assault in military history when it air assaulted from Saudi Arabia more than 150 miles to hostile territory along the Euphrates River. The Rakkasans is important military history, well researched and articulated for both the student of military history and the non-specialist general reader with an interest in military history. — Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Lt. Gen. E. M. Flanagan, Jr., USA (Ret.) was a long-time columnist for ARMY Magazine.
“Photos: Remembering the Korean War.” Denver Post Photos and Videos. The Denver Post, 11 Apr. 2013. Web. 09 Feb. 2016. <http://photos.denverpost.com/2013/04/11/korean-war-photos/#1>.
One of three pictorials featured on the Denver Post Media Center Blog commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, June 25, 1950.