The Unidentified Soldier in the Uso Poster: An Extraordinary Journey

Author Richard Coate takes readers back to the Korean War, which began as an ostensible ‘police action’ before it ballooned into a massive and indirect struggle between two superpowers, resulting in countless casualties. He covers true events, ranging from the American heartland up to the frontlines of this nigh-forgotten conflict, telling the story of The Unidentified Soldier in the USO Poster none other than the author himself.

 

The man who would unexpectedly become a symbol fleshes out what really happened to that soldier whose tired silhouette would come to represent the countless servicemen who gave it their all in that unsung war. In a way, and much like his iconic photograph, Coate’s recollection is a remembrance of all of these veterans’ contributions, all of their experiences, while remaining his own unique story. It is also an attempt to raise the public’s awareness on historic events, which still have repercussions to this day.

 

 

 

The Unidentified Soldier in the Uso Poster

The Unidentified Soldier in the Uso Poster