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The Three Day Promise: A Korean Soldier's Memoirs

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This book is an inspiring saga that traces the author's life from his humble birth in Korea to his medical preeminence in the United States. The youthful Chung promises his desperately ill mother to return from the war in three days. The war that separated his family and his country kept the vow from being realized for over three decades. Dr. Chung's desire for reunion ...more
Hardcover, 434 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Father and Son Publishing
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Mazola1
Feb 28, 2008 Mazola1 rated it it was amazing
An amazing and inspirational story of determination and success as well as a fascinating look into North Korea.
Winston Dorian
Sep 15, 2016 Winston Dorian rated it it was amazing
Awesome story! Got to know Dr. Chung as a customer and he was very well known & respected in the Korean-American community. He donated all the money from this book to the Korean War memorial and was one of the largest private donors!
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Aug 08, 2014 Linda rated it liked it
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This first-hand account of a Korean man surviving the Korean War is an exciting rare perspective to find. Mr. Chung wrote a sensitive memoir beginning with his childhood in northern Korea and ending with the fulfilling of an old promise to his mother as he returns to visit his homeland from his comfortable life as a physician in the U.S. His story is frightening, harrowing, sad, sweet, but I found his account of the Korean War gentle compared to what my American Korean War veteran friend tells ...more
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