February 1952

The Hot War

Volume 35, Issue 2

Robert W Tallent


A SHORT time ago an Eastern seaport bade a frenzied farewell to several thousand soldiers bound for Europe and the "cold war." At the same time a smaller group was setting sail from the West Coast. They were Marine replacements, toughened and trained in the boondocks of Camp Pendleton and headed for the war of bullets and shells in Korea. Their journey to battle started with considerably less fanfare and diminished progressively as they approached their distination. They were compensated, however, with a heartier welcome.

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