KOREA: The Battle of Compound 62

The Battle of Compound 62 Compound 62 is one of the toughest in the prison camp on Korea's Koje Island. Communist leaders among the 5,900 civilian internees hold mass demonstrations, sing Communist songs, refuse to work, and intimidate the other prisoners with beatings and occasional murders.

Last week the island's commander, Colonel Maurice J. Fitzgerald, ordered the combat-famed U.S. 27th (Wolfhound) Regiment, which now guards Koje, to screen Compound 62 and give the non-Communists a chance to get out. At 5:30 a.m., a battalion of Wolfhounds under Major John J. Klein of...

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