MEN AT WAR: A Soldier All the Way

On Sept. 23, 1950, on Korea's Naktong River front, two companies of Britain's proud Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders took Hill 282, tried to hold on against severe Red fire. When ammunition ran low, the officer in command, Major Kenneth Muir, moved among his men, cheering them on. U.S. planes flew over to lend a hand. But the air strike was short of the target, fell instead on Muir's men. When it was over, only 30 effectives remained. The demoralized men withdrew down the hillside. Then, undaunted Major Muir said: "I'll take them up again, and this time we'll stay."


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