War: The Moving Man

Three miles from the city of Koto on the narrow mountain road which led to safety, encircling Communist troops had blown the only bridge across a reservoir. With the bridge gone, the 20,000 men of the 1st Marine Division and the Army's 7th Infantry Division last week apparently had no choice but to abandon their vehicles, take out on foot and make a 20-mile detour through enemy-infested hills.

Had they been members of any other army the marines and soldiers would have made the detour and perhaps been annihilated in the process. As it...

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