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

Bob Drury, Tom Clavin


November 1950, the Korean Peninsula: After basic MacArthur ignores Mao’s warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First department Marines locate themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by way of 100,000 chinese language infantrymen close to the Chosin Reservoir. Their simply likelihood for survival is to struggle their method south throughout the Toktong move, a slender gorge that would must be held open in any respect expenditures. The project is passed to Captain William Barber and the 234 Marines of Fox corporation, a brave yet undermanned unit of the 1st Marines. Barber and his males climb seven miles of frozen terrain to a rocky promontory overlooking the go, the place they'll undergo 4 days and 5 nights of approximately non-stop chinese language makes an attempt to take Fox Hill. Amid the relentless violence, three-quarters of Fox’s Marines are killed, wounded, or captured. simply whilst it appears like they are going to be overrun, Lt. Colonel Raymond Davis, a fearless Marine officer who's combating south from Chosin, volunteers to guide a bold project that might search to chop a gap within the chinese language strains and relieve the boys of Fox. this can be a fast paced and gripping account of heroism within the face of most unlikely odds.

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