BATTLE OF KOREA: No Settling Down

One day last week, in the western flatlands below Seoul, U.S. tanks found good going on hard-frozen roads. Out of recaptured Osan, two armor-tipped task forces —officially labeled a "reconnaissance in force"—rumbled north at 15 to 20 m.p.h. They caught most of the Chinese garrison in Suwon warming themselves in houses. The first shot was fired by an 18-year-old pfc. who spotted a Red scampering across a field, dropped him with one rifle bullet.

The Chinese ran for safety through Suwon's streets and across the rooftops while the Americans mowed them down....

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