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Re: A point of interest
Sandy, the Berlins fell in July 1953, prepatory to the battle for Boulder
City, hill 119, which continued right up to the cease fire, where I was when
it ended. We were allowed, as I recall, 72hrs to recover our dead, many of
them buried by the intense arty, and fill in all positions before withdrawing.
With the heat of July, and many of the dead having laid in the hot sun for
three days, and ourselfs laying in the midst of it , the smell permeated
everything, so that when we finally got back to a reserve position, we had
to survey all our clothes AND our 782 gear, because there was no way to remove
In a message dated 12/28/02 9:24:01
AM Pacific Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
during the last battle in the Marine Sector, 7-24 to 7-27-1953, Hill 119,
(Boulder City), the Chinese pounded the area with approx. 22,200 Arty. and
Mortar rounds. (US Marine Operations in Korea, vol. 5)
Thanks for that info. The Army history skips over that.
And, I scanned Futrell's The USAF in Korea and didn't find that much
mentioned about the month of July. Go figure!
The book that you mentioned is on my "To Get List," for reference
material. I checked it out of the library about a year ago and it was the
only volume which gave VMA-121 any ink.
IIRC I was responding to your post, was about the fighting in May and June
in the "Berlins" and the "Nevada" outposts.