Fire brigade : U.S. Marines in the Pusan Perimeter by John C Chapin; United States. Marine Corps. History and

By John C Chapin; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division

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Without a single casualty, they soon reached the top of the first ridge. There they found signs that a substantial body of enemy troops had made a hasty departure, but this was a far cry from the resistance they had expected from the "2,000" or so enemy troops that Ordway had estimated wreaked such havoc. had At 1900 Barth arrived to take command. Not knowing Taplett's style, he asked when the Marines would be ready to attack. " Barth graciously congratulated him. The next morning, 13 August, the 3d Battalion attacked to secure the final ridges overlooking the pitiful remnants of the lost artillery.

Seized the top of the ridge and Shinka, after being hit again, did ing and described the bloody manage to survive, and was later scene: "Hell burst around the awarded a Bronze Star Medal. Leathernecks as they moved up the barren face of the ridge. Everywhere along the assault line, men dropped. To continue looked impossible. But, all glory forever to the battalion, for it might well have Another Company D Marine, Staff Sergeant T. Albert Crowson, singlehandedly silenced two deadly machine gun emplacements and held it.

Moses, had his Corsair shot down by ground Photo by David Douglas Duncan Across the rice paddies and up the endless hills, it was always on foot fire. When a helicopter from VMO- 6 arrived to rescue him behind enemy lines, he was dead, the first Army troops, and Toland asserts that there were duffel bags con- Herbert Valentine and Second Lieutenant Patrick G. Sivert were in taining Russian officers' uniforms. There was another colorful an OY skimming the route when episode which happened on the high-speed getaway from the battle site.

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