The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat

The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat Author Bob Drury
ISBN-10 0802144519
ISBN-13 9780802144515
Year 2009-11-03
Pages 355
Language English
Publisher Grove Press
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November 1950 the Korean Peninsula After General MacArthur ignores Maos warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea his 10 000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 100 000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir Their only chance for survival is to fight their way south through the Toktong Pass a narrow gorge that will need to be held open at all costs The mission is handed to Captain William Barber and the 234 Marines of Fox Company a courageous but undermanned unit of the First Marines Barber and his men climb seven miles of frozen terrain to a rocky promontory overlooking the pass where they will endure four days and five nights of nearly continuous Chinese attempts to take Fox Hill Amid the relentless violence three quarters of Foxs Marines are killed wounded or captured Just when it looks like they will be overrun Lt Colonel Raymond Davis a fearless Marine officer who is fighting south from Chosin volunteers to lead a daring mission that will seek to cut a hole in the Chinese lines and relieve the men of Fox This is a fast paced and gripping account of heroism in the face of impossible odds

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