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The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat

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ISBN13: 9780802144515
ISBN10: 0802144519
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November 1950, the Korean Peninsula: After General MacArthur ignores Maoand#8217;s warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 100,000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir. Their only chance for survival is to fight their way south through the Toktong Pass, a narrow gorge that will need to be held open at all costs. The mission is handed to Captain William Barber and the 234 Marines of Fox Company, a courageous but undermanned unit of the First Marines. Barber and his men climb seven miles of frozen terrain to a rocky promontory overlooking the pass, where they will endure four days and five nights of nearly continuous Chinese attempts to take Fox Hill. Amid the relentless violence, three-quarters of Foxand#8217;s Marines are killed, wounded, or captured. Just when it looks like they will be overrun, Lt. Colonel Raymond Davis, a fearless Marine officer who is fighting south from Chosin, volunteers to lead a daring mission that will seek to cut a hole in the Chinese lines and relieve the men of Fox. This is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism in the face of impossible odds.

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This fast-paced and gripping account describes the harrowing story of the 10,000 U.S. Marines who were surrounded by 100,000 Chinese soldiers during the Korean War. With dozens of firsthand interviews and thrilling narration, this book does justice to the brave men who served.

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yyost2001, July 25, 2010 (view all comments by yyost2001)
I was walking the library looking for something to read and pulled out this book. I'm a slow but avid reader that doesn't have a whole lot of time to read between work and family life. I have not been able to put this book down. I find myself reading at stop lights and between commercials. I usually read about the Civil or World War II and know very little about Korea. I look forward to learning more and educating my children about the sacrifices made by these brave men. It will really make you appreciate all the things our service men and women have done for us through the years. I have three other people I know waiting to read it.
God Bless our Troops both active and inactive.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802144515
Author:
Drury, Tom
Publisher:
Grove Press
Author:
Drury, Bob
Author:
Clavin, Tom
Subject:
Military - Korean War
Subject:
Military - United States
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Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages black-and-white photographs and
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This fast-paced and gripping account describes the harrowing story of the 10,000 U.S. Marines who were surrounded by 100,000 Chinese soldiers during the Korean War. With dozens of firsthand interviews and thrilling narration, this book does justice to the brave men who served.
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