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The Battle for Pusan: A Memoirby Addison Terry
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“A great read [that] has frozen the events in print that molded great men who stood alone on the mainland of Asia against the first Asian Communist Army to engage the West.”
–From the Foreword by Brig. Gen. Robert L. Scott, Jr., USAF (Ret.), author of God Is My Co-Pilot
The rapid-fire success of the North Korean Army’s (NKA) invasion of South Korea, launched on June 25, 1950, and supported by Russia’s vaunted T-34 tanks, stunned the world. By August 1, the entire South had fallen, save for the port city of Pusan.
As the enemy prepared to deliver the coup de grâce, only one obstacle remained: Lt. Addison Terry’s unit, the famous Wolfhounds of the 27th Regimental Combat Team. Used as a “fire brigade” to shore up imperiled American defenses, these intrepid soldiers were in the thick of it, stopping the NKA’s threat of a breakthrough at every turn. Against all odds, the Wolfhounds stood firm, racking up two Presidential Unit Citations within weeks. Terry’s account, written while recovering from injuries he suffered during the battle, captures the war in all its grit, sacrifice, and courage.
“A fascinating first-person account of the early days of the Korean War.”
The Battle for Pusan is recalled in meticulous detail, from the initial invasion by North Korean forces in June of 1950 to the tenuous defense of this southern port city over the next few months, in a firsthand account written by a veteran while he recovered from injuries suffered during the battle. Reprint.
Addison Terry left the army in 1955, having attained the rank of major. He is a 1948 graduate of Purdue and holds a Master of Economics from the University of Florida. He has operated his own mortgage and real estate business since 1955 and is an adjunct professor at Sul Ross Texas University. Professor Terry and his wife, Rebekah, live in Richmond, Texas. Their three adult sons live in Dallas.
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