About the Book
In 3 sections: Basic Training and Assignments, Going Overseas, Korea and My Activities
With about 200 snapshots in this book, there is still a lot more stuff that
is not included. Many untold stories like:
The time I won 10 cases of beer in a safety slogan contest and had the beer
sent to “Entertainment House-No.1” in Pusan, South Korea
The time the Army wanted me to test drive a heavy truck. I messed
up the gears/clutch (?), and the truck went to the repair shop.
The time when I was away from the compound, a Second Lieutenant chewed me out for not saluting him and for wearing “low quarters” (shoes) instead of combat boots.
The time I traveled up north on a Hospital Train to YungDungPo (near Seoul) to see
my first “ skivvy show”.
The time guys returning from the front lines told us about intentional shootings of Second Lieutenants.
The time after coming back from Korea and being put on guard duty to guard a
vacant bakery building, I left my rifle under a bunk bed in the Musicians Barracks at Fort Dix, New Jersey and took off to make some phone calls.
Milton Simpson, a graphic designer and collector of American folk art, was a partner for many years in the award-winning design firm of Johnson & Simpson Graphic Designers. Simpson has designed numerous illustrated books for publishers, museums and corporations. He is the author of "Windmill Weights" (recognized for excellence by the American Institute of Graphic Arts) and "Folk Erotica: Celebrating Centuries of Erotic Americana" (Harper Collins). Born and raised in New York City, he still lives and works there.