How does a seventeen-year-old kid, over the course of 14 months, go from a boarding school to the opening battles of the Korean War? The Battle of Turkey Thicket is the new, fast-paced true story of a boy soldier from America's "Forgotten War." Philip Thomas Hughes was an orphan whose coming of age witnessed the civic evolution of Washington, D.C., a boarding school, a reform school, a stop-over in Chicago's Skid Row, and romance in post-War Japan. Philip was one of the first, and youngest, soldiers committed to the Korean War. His sacrifice provided unexpected yet life-long benefits to his kid brother.