Surviving the Vietnam War

"No matter what injustice I faced or suffering I endured, I didn’t perish. Whenever I reflect upon this, I am grateful, filled with overflowing joy and am deeply moved! In order to testify for my entire lifetime about God who saved me from death, I recorded this story as an autobiography and continuously shared my testimony throughout the past few decades. As a result, God has also worked amongst the crowds, bringing about countless miracles."

—Jung Myung Seok, “War was Cruel. Love and Peace: In The Vietnam War: 1966-1969”

Background

Pastor Jung Myung Seok was enlisted for military operations in the Vietnam war on February 22, 1966. Despite many dangerous encounters during the war, he kept God’s Word of not killing his enemies, while protecting his own life. Having seen the painful suffering of war, he realized how precious it is to be alive. He felt God’s aching heart when he witnessed death around him. However, as he valued not only his own but also his enemies’ lives by sparing them, God saved him from countless near death encounters.

 

Background

Pastor Jung Myung Seok was enlisted for military operations in the Vietnam war on February 22, 1966. Despite many dangerous encounters during the war, he kept God’s Word of not killing his enemies, while protecting his own life. Having seen the painful suffering of war, he realized how precious it is to be alive. He felt God’s aching heart when he witnessed death around him. However, as he valued not only his own but also his enemies’ lives by sparing them, God saved him from countless near death encounters.

 

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I Heard the Voice of God

I participated in the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1969. This particular incident happened during the Mt. Cai Operation in Tuy Hoa in 1967…

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This episode happened sometime when I was in Tuy Hoa area when I was 22. My unit was urgently dispatched to the edge of Mt. Cai during the wee hours. We knew that  the Vietcong would come down to a town via this area for provisions. My unit ambushed in a line. The tropical heat was so oppressive that we felt like we were steamed in a cooker. 

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War was Cruel. Love and Peace: In The Vietnam War: 1966-1969

by Jung Myung Seok (Author)

This autobiography captures the author’s many personal encounters on the blood-strewn battlefields of Vietnam where he served as a low-ranking soldier from 1966 to 1969. Based on his war diary, the events from over 50 years ago are laid out chronologically as a memoir, as well as a confession of his faith and a testimony of God’s working. The author details how he put his life on the line to actualize love and peace on the brutal battlefields, and through this war diary, the author wishes to publicly declare: “Let’s put an end to warfare and join hands to establish a history of love and peace.”

NEW BOOK RELEASE

War was Cruel. Love and Peace: In The Vietnam War: 1966-1969

by Jung Myung Seok (Author)​

A young man from rural Korea is conscripted to fight the Communists in Vietnam. He just wants to go home alive, but the idea of killing enemy soldiers to save himself triggers deep questions about life and faith. He sees soldiers around him die from accidents, from friendly fire, from drinking and from carelessness. It seems like death is around every corner, and yet he believes that God is with him. God saves him from falling out of a helicopter, from being shot at point blank range by the enemy and from multiple potentially fatal mishaps, but why? There must be a reason. There must be something he can do to repay God for protecting his life. Even amidst the suffering and cruelty, there must be a way to turn this war into a battle for love and peace.

He wants to go home alive, but the idea of killing enemy soldiers to save himself triggers deep questions about life and faith...

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