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Puerto Rico’s Fighting 65th U.S. Infantry: From San Juan to Chorwan W.W. Harris Presidio Press

31st May 2012 History Books 0 Comments

The late W. W. Harris commanded the 65th Infantry Regiment from 1949 to 1951 including its first year of combat in Korea.

During World War II, the all Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment had been broken up with its three battalions relegated to backwater assignments where combat was unlikely. Still smarting fromm this slight, the 65th regained a measure of respect when it soundly defeated the veteran 3rd Infantry Division during postwar maneuvers.

Puerto Rico’s Fighting 65th U.S. Infantry: From San Juan to Chorwan

Fire and Ice : The Korean War, 1950-1953

Michael J. Varhola earned a B.S. in journalism from the University of Maryland, and is a freelance editor and writer living in suburban Washington D.C. During Operation Desert Storn, he served with the 3rd Armored Division in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and thereafter helped found and run Living History magazine. Michael is the author or editor of numerous articles and books, including Everyday Life During the Civil War.

This handy “At A Glance” volume contains an exceptional amount of material on the Korean Conflict, with much information that will be new to virtually all readers, such as dissension between the U.S. and South Korea, the differing treatment of prisoners by the Chinese and North Koreans, the widespread service of Korean nationals in American units, and the important contribution made by Turkey, the British Commonwealth and other nations to the U.N. effort.
Fire and Ice : The Korean War, 1950-1953

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