According to the book description of The Untold Experiences of a Navy
Corpsman: A US Navy Hospital Corpsman with a US Marine Corps Reconnaissance Patrol Team in the 1950's on covert Korean missions,
“He was given a classified mission and sworn to secrecy. Now, after more than 50 years, C. Gilbert Lowery is finally
willing to share his stories. He’s compiled his experiences in his new book, The Untold Experiences of a Navy Corpsman.
The U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman took part in covert Korean missions with a Marine Corps reconnaissance patrol team in the
“We had to go into enemy territory after fighting had ceased to search for
illegal military facilities that the North Koreans declared non-existent, and for Americans held prisoners of war,”
Lowery says. “I don’t think we ever got them all out.” While writing The Untold Experiences of a Navy Corpsman,
it was often painful for Lowery to think back to that time in his life. Lowery was unable to continue in the medical profession
after discharge from the Navy because of the recurring dreams, nightmares and many consecutive sleepless nights caused by
remembering the traumatic experiences in Korea. Some are in the book and some, he says, will never be told.