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( Read Ebook ) Ã From the Hudson to the Yalu: West Point '49 in the Korean War Ð They entered West Point shortly before the end of World War II Four years later the class of USMAgraduated amid peacetime military cutbacks and national complacency A year later these young officers were plunged into a cruel and unexpected war and were forced to compensate, by valor and leadership, for the nation s unpreparedness Some called it a UN Police Action, but to the nd lieutenants fighting as platoon leaders, forward observers, and jet pilots, it was war to the fullestMen ofserved along the Naktong Perimeter, landed at Inchon, flew combat missions against Chinese MiG s, and fought the war of maneuver, and of stalemate, from Pusan to the Yalu They fought well some to their death These are their individual stories, based on the ers own firsthand accounts, of what it was like to enter combat, as one said green as grass, and suddenly face life and death responsibility for American troops entrusted to their care It is the story of men such as Sam Coursen, awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing a wounded comrade at the cost of his own life of Ranger hero Ralph Puckett, fighting off the initial Chinese onslaught of D D Overton, becoming an ace as he scores his fifth aerial victory or of Herb Marshburn, dying heroically as he leads men trying to escape a Chinese trapThe author, who went to Korea as an ard officer but wound up leading an infantry platoon, uses his own story as a narrative framework for this chronicle of the Korean War years He brings the big picture to life by means of vivid stories of that forgotten war, told by men who knew it face to face at the junior officer level This was a good first hand account of the Korean War The reason that I bought this book was that my Grandfather and one of his close friends that I remember growing up as a kid, are mentioned throughout the book If you want a really good picture about how we fumbled up the Korean War what happened, and why I recommend this along with This Kind of War by Fehrenbachthe later being a muchin depth and objective account If you are a member of the military, there are valuable lessons This was a good first hand account of the Korean War The reason that I bought this book was that my Grandfather and one of his close friends that I remember growing up as a kid, are mentioned throughout the book If you want a really good picture about how we fumbled up the Korean War what happened, and why I recommend this along with This Kind of War by Fehrenbachthe later being a muchin depth and objective account If you are a member of the military, there are valuable lessons to be gleaned as it pertains to what happens under bad leadership , along with what happens when the military bends to the political pressures born of popular opinion at home