BATTLE OF KOREA: To the Border

Advance elements of the U.S. 7th Division could see the cold, hazy-blue mountains of Manchuria. This week, after capturing the crossroads town of Kapsan, the 7th pushed a tank-led spearhead all the way to the border. The G.I.s reached the south bank of the Yalu near Hyesanjin, a major Communist crossing point on the river's wide southerly bend.

Kapsan, defended by North Koreans, was not given up without a fight. The Reds were dug in and well concealed on a slope overlooking a blown bridge. They expected to shoot up the approaching U.S....

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