Interesting article on a book about the Marines’ George Company during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War:
Will have to put it on my reading list. My Step-Grandpa Guilo and Uncle Manolo fought in the Korean War. Neither wanted to say much about their experience. My Uncle Manolo refused to touch a firearm after the war. I can’t imagine what he must have gone through. My Step-Grandpa Guilo stayed in the Army and later became a Drill Sergeant. He taught me how to drive when I was a teenager. Only thing he was willing to tell me about the war was that he once found and ate a snake because he was so hungry.
They were both in the 65th Infantry Regiment, a mostly Puerto Rican unit that was part of the Army’s 3rd Division. From my google searches, it appears the 65th covered the retreat of the 1st Marine Division during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir. I could be wrong, but I think George Company was also part of the First Marines. I have no idea if my Step-Grandpa and Uncle Manolo were a part of the 65th when they covered the 1st Marine’s retreat, though. I don’t know exactly when they fought in Korea, and they never really wanted to talk much about it.
Anyway, still want to give this book a read. I’ve read only one other book about the Chosin Reservoir, and it was interesting to read the author’s take on the M1 Garand and M1 Carbine. Would like to see if this book talks about those iconic weapons as well.