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Author Evans, James W. (James William), 1929-2010.

Title A morning in June : defending Outpost Harry / James W. Evans ; with a foreword by John S.D. Eisenhower
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 220 pages)
Contents 5th Regimental Combat Team : Korea with incoming artillery -- Lieutenant Evans : preparations for infantry combat -- Punch Bowl rim : North Korea People's Army -- Shower relief : MASH for treatment -- Christmas 1952 : winter combat on the mountain -- R & R : seven days rest, then return to Korea -- Relocating to the Chorwon Valley : finding the doors of hell -- Morning of 12 June : the siege starts -- Outpost Harry : destruction beyond comprehension -- Occupying the hill : with only twelve hours to rebuild and defend -- Chinese attack : hand-to-hand combat is the essence of an infantryman -- Relief from hell : three days before Operation Ranger -- Coming home : the trauma of returning to civilian life -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: reports on the defense of Outpost Harry -- Appendix B: awards and decorations earned for the defense of Outpost Harry
Summary By June 1953 the Korean War, marked at the outset by extremely fluid advances and retreats up and down the peninsula, had settled into position warfare very near the original pre-war demarcation line between North and South Korea. At this point both sides were fighting to win a peace, to achieve incremental advantages that could be translated into gains at the peace negotiations in Panmunjom. These last days of the war saw savage battles for control of important local terrain features, and in the trench warfare of the Chorwon Valley a young U.S. Army lieutenant was assigned to lead an infantry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Evans, James W. (James William), 1929-2010.
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 3rd -- Biography.
Outpost Harry (Korea : Military Base)
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Campaigns -- Korea (South) -- Ch'ŏrwŏn-gun.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Eisenhower, John S. D., 1922-2013.
LC no. 2009035172
ISBN 0817381813 (electronic bk.)
9780817381813 (electronic bk.)