THE ALLIES: Distinguished Unit

As part of the 23rd Regimental Combat Team at Chipyong last month, the French battalion in Korea fought a bloody, victorious battle against three Red Chinese divisions (TIME, Feb. 26). Thirteen hundred enemy dead were counted in front of the U.N. lines, the majority in front of the French positions. Said the 23rd's commander, Lieut. Colonel John H. Chiles: "The French are some of the fightingest men I have ever seen. When they attack a position, they carry it. When they hold a position, they hold it. When you put them some place, you don't have to worry about...

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