Colder than Hell: A Marine Rifle Company at Chosin Reservoir

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Naval Institute Press, Oct 11, 2012 - History - 272 pages
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During the early, uncertain days of the Korean War, World War II veteran and company lieutenant Joe Owen saw firsthand how the hastily assembled mix of some two hundred regulars and raw reservists hardened into a superb Marine rifle company known as Baker-One-Seven.

As comrades fell wounded and dead around them on the frozen slopes above Korea's infamous Chosin Reservoir, Baker-One-Seven's Marines triumphed against the relentless human-wave assaults of Chinese regulars and took part in the breakout that destroyed six to eight divisions of Chinese regulars. COLDER THAN HELL paints a vivid, frightening portrait of one of the most horrific infantry battles ever waged.
 

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User Review  - Luftwaffe_Flak - LibraryThing

Absolutely riveting first hand account of one 2nd Lt and his platoon/company fight from their call up in the US to the frozen hell of the Chosin Reservoir. Roughly 225 men landed, 27 walked down after ... Read full review

Colder Than Hell

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Excellent first person narration of a U.S. Marine mortar platoon lieutenants experiences on the front lines during the Korean War. Folloe Lt. Owen from the pre war days to the horrors and death at the frozen Choisin. Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD
CHAPTER
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTERSIX
CHAPTER NINE CHAPTER TEN CHAPTER ELEVEN CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER FOURTEEN CHAPTER FIFTEEN CHAPTER SIXTEEN CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
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Owen, a Marine first lieutenant when he commanded the platoon in Baker-One-Seven, served on active duty from 1943-1946 and from 1948-1952. He divides his time between Skaneateles, NY and Naples, Florida. He is now retired from his marketing business.

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