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Hills of Sacrifice: The 5th Rct in Korea

Slater, Michael P.

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ISBN 10: 1681624400 / ISBN 13: 9781681624402
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Title: Hills of Sacrifice: The 5th Rct in Korea

Publisher: Turner

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Fine

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Detailed account of the 5th Regimental Combat Team in the Koren War. Includes a comprehensive list of 5th RCT unit casualties and Korean Ex-Prisoners of War. Indexed for easy referencing. Foreword written by Ltgen Alpha Bowser, G-3, 1st Marine Division, Korea 1950-1951. Much of the information in this book about the Korean War has never before been published.

Hills of Sacrifice is a magnificent history of 'Hawaii's own', the 5th RCT during the Korean War. It will be widely read, and deserves to be"". -- Governor Benjamin J. Cayetano, State of Hawaii

""At last, after 49 years, the best and most definitive book on infantry combat at the bayonet level in Korea. It grips the reader into the firestorm, fury, terror and grief of it all. Hills of Sacrifice is deeply researched, grimly detailed, personalized historiography of battlefield infantry action by American 'grunts' fighting determined North Korean and Chinese soldiers. This superb book is not for the faint-hearted. Graphic descriptions of the bloody details of close-in grunt infantry battle and the love of soldiers for one another"". -- LTGEN Harold G. Moore

""A hell of a read! Hills of Sacrifice explodes like a hand grenade and is riveting combat reportage. It's the most detailed account of the bloody Korean War that I have read. The reader is there in the trenches, with the Grunts, stopping massed attacks or storming enemy held hills. The 5th RCT was a great regiment, with top leaders, brave warriors, and this remarkable book captures their gallantry and sacrifice dead on target. A must read for anyone wanting to know the Grunt's heroic story from the Korean War and how a gallant regiment became the Fire Brigad of the KoreanWar"". -- COL David H. Hackworth

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Turner Publishing Company

This is a moving account of a premier Army unit during one of the Nation's most costly, yet least remembered, wars. Battle action is seen through the eyes of the men who endured those horrors. The 5th Regimental Combat Team was unique in many respects. Not only was it the last U.S. occupation force to depart peaceful Korea in 1949, it was among the earliest elements to return to that war torn country within the year. Moreover, the Hawaiian regiment was proud of its unusually diverse cultural and ethnic blend. As a separate RCT, the 5th was assigned, over the course of the war, to the majority of Divisions in the 8th Army. It fought with the 1st Cavalry, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, 3rd, 24th, 25th, 40th, and 45th Infantry Divisions. Woven into this saga is the fateful journey of a young soldier from Hawaii and the agony of the family who lost a son defending the liberty of a people he knew not. The 5th RCT stands in the annals of military history among America's most storied regiments such as the 442nd Go For Broke, 27th Wolfhounds and the 5th Marines. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs, many of them by the acclaimed combat photographer, Al Chang. Also includes a comprehensive list of unit casualties and an index. Foreword written by LTGEN Alpha Bowser, G-3, 1st Marine Division, Korea 1950-1951.

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