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A Foxhole View: Personal Accounts of Hawaii's Korean War Veterans (review)

A Foxhole View: Personal Accounts of Hawaii's Korean War Veterans (review) korean studies, vol. 26, no. 2 Artillery Battalion was ambushed and overrun by a North Korean attack. But under a new regimental commander, the hard peacetime training, the high proportion of experienced soldiers, and the cohesiveness that comes from the sense of being a unique and tough outfit paid off, and the 5th earned a reputation as one of the best Army units in Korea. It spearheaded an attack north in September 1950 and played key roles in the defense against the Chinese intervention and in the renewed United Nations counteroffensive in the spring of 1951, during which Sonny Calhau was killed on the Hills of Sacrifice. Slater describes all this in detail, providing the strategic picture and then recounting every tactical action that can be documented. Except for a few pages summarizing subsequent events, Slater ends his story in the early summer of 1951. By then, attrition and a flood of new officers and soldiers had diluted the Hawaiian character of the 5th RCT. While he does not hesitate to be critical of those whose actions were less than exemplary, it is clear that Slater admires and respects the men of the 5th RCT. Hills of Sacrifice http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Korean Studies University of Hawai'I Press

A Foxhole View: Personal Accounts of Hawaii's Korean War Veterans (review)

Korean Studies , Volume 26 (2) – Dec 3, 2002

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korean studies, vol. 26, no. 2 Artillery Battalion was ambushed and overrun by a North Korean attack. But under a new regimental commander, the hard peacetime training, the high proportion of experienced soldiers, and the cohesiveness that comes from the sense of being a unique and tough outfit paid off, and the 5th earned a reputation as one of the best Army units in Korea. It spearheaded an attack north in September 1950 and played key roles in the defense against the Chinese intervention and in the renewed United Nations counteroffensive in the spring of 1951, during which Sonny Calhau was killed on the Hills of Sacrifice. Slater describes all this in detail, providing the strategic picture and then recounting every tactical action that can be documented. Except for a few pages summarizing subsequent events, Slater ends his story in the early summer of 1951. By then, attrition and a flood of new officers and soldiers had diluted the Hawaiian character of the 5th RCT. While he does not hesitate to be critical of those whose actions were less than exemplary, it is clear that Slater admires and respects the men of the 5th RCT. Hills of Sacrifice

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Korean StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 3, 2002

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