War: Stand at Chipyong

At Kunu last December, Colonel Paul Freeman, 43, silver-haired commander of the 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, covered the Eighth Army's retreat. At Wonju in January, the 23rd hung on. At Chipyong last week, Freeman and his men held down the hot corner again. With them was a tough French battalion commanded by Lieut. Colonel Ralph Monclar, a Foreign Legion veteran who had given up his general's rank to take his men to Korea.

Attacking Chinese Reds swarmed down the mountain valleys on both sides of Chipyong, the tip of a precarious but vital U.N. salient. Freeman set up a circular defense perimeter...

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