November 2012

'Fix . . . Bayonets!'

Spanning the spectrum of lethality
Volume 96, Issue 11
The evening of 27 July 1953 found Marine Corps forces manning a maze of interlocking trenches along a hotly contested ridge, aptly named Bunker Hill in South Korea. Over the previous year, American and Chinese forces fought repeatedly for control of the hill. As peace talks dragged on the opposing forces continued to dig in and actively aggress one another. Separated by less than 50 -meters of barren earth, the Marines occupied the southern crest of the hill while Chinese occupied the north...

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Ivan E Kennedy