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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2020 2:09 p.m. PST

"In the annals of military history, the Korean War is unique in the sheer numbers of human wave attacks that defenders were forced to confront. Like the Japanese in WWII, the Chinese and North Korean forces were keen on assaulting defensive positions with overwhelming numbers. Unlike the Japanese, however, this was a preferred tactic rather than an act of desperation.

American and United Nations forces would pay dearly to hold their positions against these attacks. Many men gave their last full measure of devotion to secure the safety of their comrades. For some men, that last full measure involved fighting to the death in hand-to-hand combat…"
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Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2020 5:42 a.m. PST

Incredibly brave heroes.

Nice post, Armand.


Legion 417 Jan 2020 8:26 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Don't know if it is still this way today. But when I was in the ROK, '84-'85. Bns of the 17th, 23d and 31st Inf were still part of the 2ID. I was in the 31st.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2020 10:56 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2020 6:10 p.m. PST

During one of my tours to the ROK I was talking to a chopper pilot about some of the terrain we were flying over. His answer to my question about walking over the hills in the winter with hordes of communists charging "why would they walk?"

It made me realize the difference between those who have to fight over the ground and those who don't.

Yes our military forefathers were made out of tough stuff.

Legion 420 Jan 2020 7:33 a.m. PST

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Virginia Tory22 Jan 2020 6:34 a.m. PST

During a TDY to Korea, our liaison guy's dad had been a Surgeon with the ROK Capital Division. I got several free beers from him as he was impressed I knew who they were and what they had done.

ROKs got off to a rocky start, but those guys were tough.

Legion 422 Jan 2020 7:58 a.m. PST

Spent 22 months with forward deployed Mech Inf Bn at Cp Howze, '84-'85. Had 2 tours on the DMZ and 2 Team Spirit Exercises. Were very good tours, but sometimes in got pretty "challenging".

Yes generally the ROKs we pretty damn tough. I hope they are the same today ?

And the ROKs in Vietnam were some very hard tough Bleeped text Bleeped text ! Talked some US Army who served with them there. I'd think/hope they'd be the same if war came with the North.

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