Life After “M*A*S*H”

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Entertaining stories, informative facts about post-war overseas military service.

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Veterans and civilians alike can attest to the atrocities of war, and much has been written about the Vietnam and Korean wars. But what was military life like in that period of time between the two? Here to share his experiences in an enriching new biography, Richard (Dick) Kahn offers readers Mishmash: My After-Mash Experiences: A Pictorial Memoir (published by AuthorHouse).

After 40 years of telling friends and family about his experiences in post-war Korea, Kahn recognized that there was a lack of relevant information about the tense time he experienced first-hand. He decided to put pen to paper, and the result is this engaging memoir that spans the years 1950 – 1963.

A unique combination of clear narrative, photographs (most of them taken by Kahn), scanned documents and other memorabilia comes together in an appropriately-titled Mishmash. A review of the Korean War and subsequent college deferment laws lays the foundation for his personal story. A young Army medic stationed in Korea for two years following the conflict, he candidly describes Korea, its people and its customs before taking readers with him to Japan, where he chronicles time spent during rest and relaxation time in Tokyo and visits to various religious retreats.

Thorough and true-to-life, Mishmash creatively portrays Kahn’s military service and gives an unprecedented account of what he describes as “the peaceful years of progress and growth of Korea into a modern industrial nation.” Visually appealing and compellingly told, its universal appeal makes it a welcome addition to any library. Learn more about an important time in world history and walk away with a broader understanding of the American military experience with the vivid descriptions, memorable photographs and memorabilia in Mishmash.

About the Author
Richard (Dick) Kahn began writing Mishmash in 1998, first by recording his stories on tape, then transcribing them on paper. Organizing and editing the pictures and text seemed never ending. He finally finished the project hoping that his readers find his memoir entertaining and informative.

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