BATTLE OF KOREA: Are You Willing to Die?

Hardly were the stand-or-die orders out of General Walker's mouth (see above) than the U.S. forces began to give more ground. Kochang fell, on the central front, and Kumchon, an important strongpoint on the Taejon-Taegu railroad, was threatened from the southeast. At Chinju on the south coast, after a heavy fight in which Communist dead littered the ground "like confetti," the defenders pulled back and two Red regiments rushed in. Chinju, 55 miles from Pusan, was the closest Communist approach to the all-important supply port.

There were plenty of U.S. heroes. Heroes were not enough.

Fruit Cocktail. "We were pinned down...

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