The Forgotten are six Americans who did not come home at the end of the Vietnam War. Four – Navy Lieutenants Randy Pulaski and Jeff Richey and Air Force Captain Greg Christiansen and First Lieutenant Karl Kramer were seen captured by their fellow aviators. The other two – Army Captain Ashley Smith and First Lieutenant Hank Cho – were already declared MIA. To the U.S. government, they’re MIA until five years after the war ended when they are declared KIA.
Kept hidden in a remote camp in the jungle near the Laotian/Vietnamese border, their captor – a People’s Army of Vietnam lieutenant colonel - has them converting raw opium into morphine base. His goal: keep them alive and ransom them back to the Americans for millions years after the war ended.
Before she married Randy, Janet Pulaski was an anti-war activist and a member of the Students for A Democratic Society’s Action Wing. After he’s shot down, she’s sent to Cuba by the society to learn a set of deadly skills and makes an interesting life style choice.
It is not until 1982 when the U.S. learns of their existence and two men, one a former POW and the other a CIA operative want the POWs dead. Their existence will send one to prison and lead to a court martial for treason. Janet’s conundrum is how does she protect Randy.
Book Format(s): Soft cover, Kindle
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Number of Pages: 571