For The Cause; The Cold War Turns Hot and Why Young Men Go To War

Posted on 01/07/2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Recently published For the Cause is available on Amazon in both Kindle format and  paperback.  The story summary:

Two young South Dakota farm boys, Pete Houser and Chris Engleson, with uncertain futures decide to join the marines  as an alternative to some other mundane job.

It is 1950 and they complete boot camp just as the Korean War suddenly erupts. Chris finds himself assigned to the First Provisional Marine Brigade being hurriedly put together to be deployed to Korea. Pete is assigned to a marine unit providing base security for the Sangley Point Naval Air Station in the Philippines. The story follows the lives of the two young men during the last six months of 1950 while Chris in Korea is involved in the Pusan Perimeter, Inchon and the Chosin Reservoir battles and Pete spends his time as a security guard in the Philippines. Over a short period of time Chris goes from being a green farm boy to a seasoned warrior and Pete’s world expands quickly as he encounters unfamiliar moral standards and first love. The story alternates between Chris in Korea and Pete in the Philippines until the story comes to a surprising conclusion.

I’m currently interested in obtaining feedback of For the Cause from readers of the book. In order to promote this I will provide a print copy of the book to readers of this blog in exchange for the readers honest opionion of the book if they read it.  Up to twenty books will be avilable up to June 1, 2014.  Send a request for a copy of to

Check out the For the Cause page in this blog for more information about For the Cause; The Cold War Turns Hot in Korea and Why Young Men Went to War

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