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 from this slight, the 65th regained a measure of respect when it soundly defeated the veteran 3d Infantry Division during postwar maneuvers. This victory was a harbinger of the future. The 65th proved resolute in combat during the Korean War, first as it battled its way north from the Pusan Perimeter and later as it defended the strategic ...
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 from this slight, the 65th regained a measure of respect when it soundly defeated the veteran 3d Infantry Division during postwar maneuvers. This victory was a harbinger of the future. The 65th proved resolute in combat during the Korean War, first as it battled its way north from the Pusan Perimeter and later as it defended the strategic port of Hungnam in the face of seemingly overwhelming Chinese attacks, providing a "safe harbor" for the retreat of X Corps from the Chosin Resevoir.
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Scarce. g/vg in rubbed dw. Post World War II-General The battle history of the US 65th Infantry Regiment in the Korean War. The unit was raised in Puerto Rico and it faced North Korean Units, as well as Chinese Divisions in North Korea whilst with X Corps. After evacuation it continued in action with the US 8th Army. UL-XXXXXX. viii + 220pp, 26 ills, 12 maps, appendices, index.
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Very Good/Fair. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall Octavo 0891410562 Hardback Hardback. First Edition. Puerto Rico's Fighting 65th U.S. Infantry. From San Juan to Chorwan. Previous owners name and address stamped to inside cover. Wear and a couple to tears to edge of D/J. Slight browning to D/J. Price clipped to D/J. In the second week of June 1951, the heights overlooking the village of Chorwan, Korea-the centre of the Iron Triangle-were taken by the all-Puerto Rican 65th U.S. Infantry Regiment. The Chinese withdrew to the North, and from that point on the war wound down to the peace table. This was the final combat action of the hard-fighting 65th, a regiment given little recognition outside of the Puerto Rican press. Nevertheless, one hundred and twenty-five of their number were awarded the Silver Star; four the Distinguished Service Cross. Their commander, General Harris, reaped praise and commendations from the highest sources for the action of his troops. Certainly no one is more qualified to tell their story. And this he does, with verve, wit, and enthusiasm. When first assigned to the 65th General Harris thought he was being relegated to the boondocks. From the start of training in San Juan, however, he rapidly changed his mind. In the Vieques maneuvers his men distinguished themselves against the experienced men of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division. In combat they were fearless. All Korean veterans remember the bitter cold of the winters. To those used to warm climates, it was particularly gruelling, but the Puerto Ricans stood their ground. Here is a book to make every Puerto Rican proud. It is also an important eyewitness account of action in a war that has not been written about popularly but whose fighters certainly deserve as much recognition as soldiers in any war. Illustrated. 220 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, Reference books, and all types of Academic Literature. )
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