On June 13, 2021 my father died. He was a physics teacher, a genius, and a veteran of the oxymoronic Forgotten War Which Was the Korean Conflict. A conflict or a war?

He was a tough man that had high standards that he enforced with relentless consistency.

John Halstead
2 min readMar 21, 2022


Photo by Robert Linder on Unsplash

He was the kind of person that you only hear about in old movies and Westerns.

His word was his bond.

He had no real help. His life was self made and it was hard.

He never wanted recognition for his service. He barely would speak of it until near the end. For all the forgotten conflicts and/or wars it would mean a lot to me if you would read this post and send it to everyone you can to read. If you can get your followers to follow me and drop a short note I would love to present it to my mother.

The following photo was taken just a day or two after his death.


Lets keep veterans like my lost father in our memory forever. I urge you to get as many follows. I would love to make big enough of a splash to get this put in the paper as an example of how great Americans fight, die, and support our military heroes.



John Halstead

I grew up in New York, lived in Vermont for a decade, and then moved to Texas for twenty years. I am currently a school teacher a blogger and a podcaster.