5 September 1951, the North Koreans moved from Bloody Ridge to the 7 mile long hill known to the Americans as Heartbreak Ridge, just 1,500 yards away. A month long battle that would cost the U.S. 2nd Division 3,700 men. Below are two more articles written by Korean War correspondent Rafael Steinberg as he witnesses some of the action involved.
‘DO PEOPLE BACK HOME KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?’
By, Rafael Steinberg
WITH THE SECOND U.S. INFANTRY DIVISION, Korea, Sept. 28. – (INS) – When it began, there were many men, and they all said they’d rather live than be heroes. But when it was over, there were many heroes. The heroes who didn’t live through it were carried to the road in trucks that were seldom too large for the load they were given. Those who lived, staggered off “Heartbreak Ridge” like fugitives from a nightmare.
They had fired…
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