Friday, October 28, 2022

The Korean Peninsula is half a world away, but 70 years ago, soldiers from Fond du Lac found themselves there amid the Korean War.

Join the Fond du Lac Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. in the McLane Room as Fond du Lac native Wayne King presents “The Korean War: From Fond du Lac to ‘The Land of the Morning Calm.’” He will discuss the war, the members of the military from Fond du Lac who fought in it, and what daily life was like back home.

King served in the U.S. Army for more than 26 years, retiring as a CW4 (Chief Warrant Officer – 4). He earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and history. His historical interests center around military history, specifically people from Fond du Lac County who died in the service or shortly after from wounds/diseases that contributed to their deaths.

History at Home programs focus on stories about the area's past every month. Programs are held on the second Thursday of every month at 6 pm in the McLane Room. The programs are free; no registration is necessary to attend. Those who are unable to attend in person may watch live via Facebook at Many History at Home programs also are captured on video and shared on the library's YouTube channel.