Victory eluded the United States in Korea. To achieve it would have taken a commander with far less hubris than General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. With the war barely four months old, the North Korean Peoples Army (NKPA) is everywhere in retreat. Their invasion of South Korea has turned into a disaster. The United States Eighth Army is in hot pursuit. Their intent is to destroy the NKPA. Suddenly, a quarter million troops of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) erupt out of the mountains of North Korea. In less than a month, Eighth Army has been routed and flees into South Korea. It is the worst defeat in American military history. What happened and why is told in this novel The Court-Martial of Douglas MacArthur.
The author considers himself fortunate in having two distinct and different careers: one as business executive in the iron and steel industries, and the second as an officer in both the regular army and the National Guard. His business career spanned forty years in the iron and steel industries. He retired as the plant manager and Vice President of Manufacturing of an iron foundry.
During his active duty military service, he was a platoon leader in a parachute infantry regiment. Additionally, he served twenty-five years in the Army National Guard. At the time of his retirement, he was a lieutenant colonel and battalion commander of combat engineers. He was trained as an officer in both the Infantry and Engineer branches as well as being airborne qualified.
He is a graduate of the Infantry School, the Airborne School, the Engineer School Advanced Course and the Command and General Staff College.