The Press: Killed in Action

When the 24th U.S. Division was beleaguered at Taejon in the first desperate month of the Korean war, TiME-LIFE Correspondent Wilson Fielder, 33, went in to cover the fight. The son of Baptist missionaries in China, Fielder was a veteran of the Marine Corps and of Texas and West Coast newspapering before he joined TIME. He had gone up to Korea from Hong Kong to be a combat correspondent (TIME, July 31, 1950). When Taejon fell to the Communists, Fielder left the burning ruins in the back seat of a jeep, seated next to a G.I. The jeep was hit by...

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