MEN AT WAR: Rescue

Strips of paper draped across a patch of ground near the South Korean town of Chunchon last week spelled out the words, "P.O.W.s—19—rescue." An Air Force observer spotted the sign and radioed an armored U.S. task unit. A short while later, three tanks rolled up to Chunchon to rescue 18 marines and a G.I. who were captured last December in fighting at Changjin Reservoir. The 19 had spent the last six months being herded from prison camp to prison camp. Except for the endless days and hours of forced marching back & forth over Korea's mountains, none of the...

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