CU Students To Write Book on Korean Veterans

Feb. 5, 2010
For Immediate Release



CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Though the Korean War played a significant role in shaping the world as it is today, it has been dubbed by some as the “Forgotten” or “Unknown” war.

Campbellsville University and Taylor County have not forgotten.

Students at Campbellsville University would like to honor those who served in the war by allowing them to share their stories. The university is putting together another chapter of the “We Were Soldiers” series and students need the names of Korean War veterans who are current or former residents of Taylor County.

The first book in the series gave World War II veterans in Taylor County an opportunity to tell their stories.

Mass Communications students from the university will be interviewing Korean veterans asking them to share their experiences during their time of service.

The students would also like to ask the veterans they interview provide any photos they may have of their service during Korea. Photos will be scanned and then returned to the veterans unharmed.

Students would like to take photographs of the veterans as well.

Plans are also in the works to produce a video featuring the interviews with the veterans in order to complement the book. All participants interviewed will receive a complementary copy of the book and video.

Copies of the video, as well as the book, will be donated to the local libraries and Historical Society. Additional copies of the book will be available for sale at a price yet to be determined.

This book, as well as the first, is funded by a grant from the WEL (Writing, Engagement, Learning) program at Campbellsville University.

Plans are to unveil the finished project on the Fourth of July. In order to meet that deadline students need names of veterans and contact information no later than March 1.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.