War: One Sniper, One Marine

A squad of U.S. marines were raising the Stars & Stripes over the American Embassy in Seoul when they heard a rifle shot echo above the crackle of flames in the burning city. It was uncomfortably close at hand, and the Communist sniper, on a rooftop 60 yards away, was getting ready to let drive again. Several dozen marines stepped forward and raise their pieces. Captain Charles D. Fredrick waved them back. Said he: "One sniper, one marine," and nodded to one of the riflemen. At the marine's third shot the sniper tumbled down. The flag went up.


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