“The Hook” Third Wave

Pacific Paratrooper

The Hook, near Kaesong, was the site previously mentioned in the post:  http://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/korean-war-34/

This area was a persistent zone of attack waves by the Chinese and the closer the peace talks came to a close, the more the enemy pushed.  During the night of 12-13 May 1953, the Duke of Wellington Regiment relieved the Scottish Black Watch during a lull of combat activity.  The CCF could be heard returning to the area on the night of 17-18 May and after a small skirmish, a POW warned them of another impending wave.  For 2 weeks after their arrival, the Dukes were under constant sniper, mortar and artillery fire.

27 May, the CCF started their heavy artillery and mortar fire and the enemy troops attacked in force.  The barrage landed accurate hits on both Green Finger and Warsaw outposts.  On the next day, one of the 2 troops of C Squadron/1st…

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  1. I am honored that you reblogged this article about our men in Korea. I sincerely hope your readers will enjoy the read.

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