The Last Stand of Fox Company

The Last Stand of Fox Company

A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat

Book - 2009
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November 1950, the Korean Peninsula: After General MacArthur ignores Mao's 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 Fox's Marines are killed, wounded, or captured. Just when it looks like the outfit will be overrun, Lt. Colonel Raymond Davis, a fearless Marine officer who is fighting south from Chosin, volunteers to lead a daring mission that cuts a hole in the Chinese lines and relieves the men of Fox. This is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism and sacrifice in the face of impossible odds.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2009
Characteristics: 353 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, plans ; 24 cm
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780871139931 (hc)
0871139936 (hc)
Call Number: 951.904242 DRURY


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Apr 04, 2018

This is an Up close and Personal Story of U.S.Marines in Combat. I started reading and continued into the late night. The Valor displayed by these Marines in the face of insurmountable odds is Extraordinary, Guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat to the much anticipated ending

Mar 04, 2017

I really enjoyed this well written account of bravery and heroism by ordinary men in extraordinary conditions. A story of true courage under fire.


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