Written by Ronda Bagnall Rohde
The 1950s were a time of transition in the United States. The war in Korea reminded everyone that the U.S. could not return to isolationism after helping to win World War II. But the Korean war had an impact on the home front, as millions of men and women found their lives disrupted by a call to service. Letters written from Rhode's husband while serving as artillery specialist are the basis for "My Dearest Wife."