On Hallowed Ground: The Last Battle for Pork Chop Hill by Bill McWilliams

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On Hallowed Ground: The Last Battle for Pork Chop Hill

'“A celebration of all that is good and right about America’s citizen and professional soldiers, from whom our nation and the protracted, stalemated war in Korea routinely demanded unprecedented sacrifice.” —Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore Jr., USA (Ret.), coauthor of We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young   “Compelling . . . On Hallowed Ground will appeal to readers interested not only in the Korean War, but also military psychology, the nature of ground combat, relationships between officers and soldiers, and the U.S. soldier at war.” —The Journal of Military History   “The Korean War was the war nobody in America really wanted to fight. The bloody battle for a barren piece of terrain the GIs dubbed Pork Chop Hill came near the end of it, when no one wanted to be the last man to die in the ‘police action.’ It fell to the brave men of the Army’s 7th Division to fight, suffer, and die on those slopes. Bill McWilliams tells their story in vivid, stark detail and does them the honor they deserve.” —Joseph Galloway, coauthor of We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young   “An extraordinarily powerful, true story and a fresh Korean War history. Drawing on official records, letters, and written and oral recollections, it places readers in the middle of wrenching crosscurrents of emotion as American soldiers fight one of the last crucial battles of a stalemated war.” —Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA (Ret.), president of the Association of the US Army and former US Army chief of staff (1991–95)   “Bill McWilliams’s stirring story will ensure that these brave soldiers of the Forgotten War will not be forgotten by the soldiers of today’s generation.” —Gen. Carl E. Vuono, USA (Ret.), former US Army chief of staff (1987–91) “Bill McWilliams brilliantly reveals the extraordinary courage of those who fought the final, bitter, bloody, costly days of the Korean War while capturing important lessons about war, national and military policies, and the effects of those policies on battlefield decisions. Those lessons of a half century ago are just as applicable today.” —Gen. Jack I. Gregory, USAF (Ret.), former chief of staff, Combined Forces Command, Korea (1985–86) and commander-in-chief, Pacific Air Forces (1986–88)  '
'“A celebration of all that is good and right about America’s citizen and professional soldiers, from whom our nation and the protracted, stalemated war in Korea routinely demanded unprecedented sacrifice.” —Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore Jr., USA (Ret.), coauthor of We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young   “Compelling . . . On Hallowed Ground will appeal to readers interested not only in the Korean War, but also military psychology, the nature of ground combat, relationships between officers and soldiers, and the U.S. soldier at war.” —The Journal of Military History   “The Korean War was the war nobody in America really wanted to fight. The bloody battle for a barren piece of terrain the GIs dubbed Pork Chop Hill came near the end of it, when no one wanted to be the last man to die in the ‘police action.’ It fell to the brave men of the Army’s 7th Division to fight, suffer, and die on those slopes. Bill McWilliams tells their story in vivid, stark detail and does them the honor they deserve.” —Joseph Galloway, coauthor of We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young   “An extraordinarily powerful, true story and a fresh Korean War history. Drawing on official records, letters, and written and oral recollections, it places readers in the middle of wrenching crosscurrents of emotion as American soldiers fight one of the last crucial battles of a stalemated war.” —Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA (Ret.), president of the Association of the US Army and former US Army chief of staff (1991–95)   “Bill McWilliams’s stirring story will ensure that these brave soldiers of the Forgotten War will not be forgotten by the soldiers of today’s generation.” —Gen. Carl E. Vuono, USA (Ret.), former US Army chief of staff (1987–91) “Bill McWilliams brilliantly reveals the extraordinary courage of those who fought the final, bitter, bloody, costly days of the Korean War while capturing important lessons about war, national and military policies, and the effects of those policies on battlefield decisions. Those lessons of a half century ago are just as applicable today.” —Gen. Jack I. Gregory, USAF (Ret.), former chief of staff, Combined Forces Command, Korea (1985–86) and commander-in-chief, Pacific Air Forces (1986–88)  '
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781504021517 Pages: 272