In late November, during the frigid winter of 1950, on the hills surrounding the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, a company of U.S. Marines were given the job of protecting a hill that overlooked a road of vital importance during the Korean War. The week-long battle that ensued added another illustrious chapter to the heralded battle history of the Marine Corps. Surrounded and heavily outnumbered by hordes of Chinese troops, the 234 men of Fox Company gallantly refused to give up the ground they were ordered to hold. Besides battling a determined enemy, the Marines fought below zero temperatures, hunger, lack of medical supplies and communication problems. Three members of Fox Company were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for their actions during this stirring battle in an often forgotten war. The first-hand accounts of combat from survivors that were interviewed by the authors lend a personal feeling to this brutal story. Maps and photos add to the authenticity of this tale of dedication, friendship and determination.
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