A Republic of Korea soldier, left, and an American officer search the pockets of a dead Communist soldier left behind by retreating Communist troops during U.S. Marines' counterattack against enemy in hills near Yongsan, Korea, on Sept. 4, 1950, in the Korean War. An enemy tank, one of several knocked out during battle, burns in the background. (AP Photo)
American soldier feeds a kitten after its mother was killed during the Korean War in 1953.
Traversing the no-man's-land of political loyalty and betrayal, Broken Soldiers documents the fierce battle for the minds and hearts of American prisoners during the Korean War. In scorching detail, Raymond Lech describes the soldiers' day-to-day experiences in prisoner-of-war camps and the shocking treatment some of them received at the hands of their own countrymen after the war.
Personnel of Companies A and K 35th Infantry Regiment keep a sharp lookout for movement in the Communist-held area as U.N. forces bombard the vicinity with white phosphorous shells. Korea February 1 1951. [3600 x 2985]