Frozen Chosin : U.S. Marines at the Changjin Reservoir by Edwin H. Simmons

By Edwin H. Simmons

Marines within the Korean battle Commemorative Series.
Chronicles the half performed via usa Marines within the Chosin Reservoir crusade. Chosin is the japanese be aware for the Changjin Reservoir.

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They worked best on a canvas cot, but riflemen seldom had the luxury of a cot even when in reserve. Not until the next year, however, would a thermal "Mickey Mouse" boot replace the hated shoe-pac. a bottle of which always seemed to materialize. Short sections of wood were often nailed as cross trees to the tent pole as a drying place for sweatsoaked socks and felt shoe-pac liners. On the march there was some attempt, not very successful, at having warming tents as way stations. Within the perimeters other tents, protected Meanwhile, in the United States, the Marine Corps sought a cold-weather training site in posts, usual for regiment and battalion and some- with sandbags, were designated as command California.

Guthrie, came from Fort Devens, Massachusetts, by way of Japan and would disembark at Wonsan on 17 November. Almond celebrated Armistice Day with an order at midnight calling for an advance to the border, the oppose 100,000 of the enemy and the advantages of air supremacy and superior artillery support. Almond's study concluded having that the severing of the enemy's Members qf the 7th Marines "answer up" at a mail call at Koto-ri on 15 November. A large amount of mail had accumulated, some of it intended for Christmas.

Powell, Commanding Officer, RCT-1 7. lunch in the commanding general's mess. The cooks had embell- Admiral Doyle sent in a cooked turkey for General Smith's mess, ished the standard ration with but Smith himself had been invited biscuits and cookies. Secretary Matthews and Senator Pepper seemed to enjoy these immensely. Secretary Matthews was then to dinner by Almond. As Smith said in his log: "The dinner was complete with cocktails served from a cocktail bar, tablecloths, escorted back to Yonpo airfield.

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