BATTLE OF KOREA: The Lord & Private Stanley

Back home in Mansfield, La., Courtney L. Stanley liked to go to church and liked to go hunting. When he was drafted eight months ago, he says, he could light a match at 25 yards with his .22 rifle. Arriving in Korea in January, he wrote home to his mother for a Bible. At night, in the gloom of his bunker, 19-year-old Private Stanley read his Bible by the light of a Coleman lantern; during the day he cleaned the Browning automatic rifle the Army had issued to him. Last week, in his first contact with the enemy, the six-foot...