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MinnPost: Catherine Madison discovers her father’s untold Korean War story

By Amy Goetzman

Madison_War coverCatherine Madison always wanted to write about her father’s experiences as a doctor and POW in North Korea in the 1950s. She knew “Doc” Boysen had endured starvation, brutality and a continuous show of senseless murder and other horrors during the three long years he endured in captivity, which included a death march led by a maniacal North Korean war major known as the Tiger. She also knew he’d saved the lives of many soldiers. But she only had wisps of information about these years. After his return, he refused to talk much about Korea. His daughter could only guess at what happened over there.

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