BATTLE OF KOREA: May It Never Fail

The ghastly battle of the South Koreans and Chinese Reds for the strategic ridges north of Kumhwa went into its seventh week. U.S. corps officers and liaison men who had seen it were sick and sad at heart. Said an A.P. dispatch: "Some [U.S. officers] have wept as pitiful remnants of full companies dragged their way back down the shell-blasted slopes of Triangle Hill and Sniper Ridge. Combat rifle companies are sprinkled heavily now with green replacements."

But in spite of their losses, the proud ROKs had proved their stomach for battle. Last week Eighth Army Commander James Van Fleet,...

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