Destination Evil: Remembering the Korean War (Paperback)
This book traces the author Eric H. Vieler's experience as a rifle platoon leader during the latter part of the Korean War. Major segments of the story deal with the hazards of everyday existence on the front-line, and some unintended consequences lend humor to an otherwise daily routine. While this book focuses on the author's experiences during a few months of the war, a historical overview is provided to allow the reader a greater understanding of the overall conflict. The book is dedicated to Master Sergeant Cleo Wilson, who left an indelible impression upon the author. Sergeant Wilson was the catalyst in forming strong bonds among the men in the unit, and when the sergeant and three others failed to return from a mission, the basic trust and fabric of the unit was threatened.
Colonel Eric H. Vieler retired in 1976 with 26 years of military service. His name appears in the Infantry School Hall of Fame and the Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1996. He lives in San Francisco.