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- DescriptionThe Jade Locket and the Red Star: An Untold History of the Invasion of Okinawa and Why Korea Is Now Two Countries Instead of One by Joan Uda Few people kw that North Korea and South Korea were a single nation until July 1945 as WWII was ending in the Pacific. That was when an American committee, to prevent Joseph Stalin's Red Army from taking all of Korea, drew a line at the 38th Parallel separating the rth from the south. In early 1946 the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Joint Commission was formed, to work with the U.S.S.R. to find a way to reunite North and South Korea under a single government. My father, Major Warren W. McAllister, U.S. Army, was Secretary to the American delegation. This memoir, tracks Dad's war years through his service in military intelligence and military government during the Okinawa campaign and into Korea where he served with the Joint Commission and went on to rebuild the casualty insurance part of South Korea's ecomy. The jade locket, for which the memoir is named, was given to Dad in thanks by four South Korean insurance companies after he was ordered home. The memoir begins with my father's birth on a small Iowa farm in 1911, and ends after his death in 1991. It is also my own story as Dad's adopted daughter, and documents my powerful attachment to him from infancy--shown in my recently-obtained adoption papers. It includes my late-in-life curiosity about my birth parents, and the way I at last obtained my adoption file. This memoir is based on Dad's military file of orders and other military documents, plus letters, photos, and other documents.
- Author BiographyJoan Uda is a retired United Methodist minister. She earned a BA from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, and began her professional life as a teacher of English and American history in grades 7 and 8. She then earned a Master's of Fine Arts in Writing from the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, where she met her husband Lowell Uda. After graduation she and her husband moved to Hawaii with their four children, where Joan worked as a curriculum developer for grades K-12 in literature. After the family returned to the mainland, Joan attended law school at the University of Montana, and practiced law as an attorney in federal and state government, and then in private practice. Finally she answered her childhood call to ministry, attended Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, was ordained and served as pastor for several churches in Colorado . For more than seven years she wrote a weekly column for various newspapers. She lives in Montana with her husband Lowell and their two dogs. Joan and Lowell have four children and five grandchildren.
- Author(s)Joan Uda
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication24/04/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight381 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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