Veterans of the Korean War are generally pleased to read any story such as “Pierre Berton’s Korea” (Cover July 21) that recognizes the role Canadians played in the conflict. I can attest to the chaotic recruitment process Berton mentions, as I was the officer who did most of the nasty job of weeding out the misfits recruited and posted to CFB Petawawa, near Pembroke, Ont. At the same time, Berton’s article is incomplete, mainly because his assignment to Korea was quite brief, and he writes primarily about the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
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