Colder than hell book summary

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Colder Than Hell: A Marine Rifle Company at Chosin Reservoir by Joseph R. Owen

A MUST READ . . . This book [is] one of the best on that war in Korea. . . . A wonderful account of common, decent men in desperate action.
--Leatherneck

During the early, uncertain days of the Korean War, World War II veteran and company lieutenant Joe Owen saw firsthand how the hastily assembled mix of some two hundred regulars and raw reservists hardened into a superb Marine rifle company known as Baker-One-Seven.

As comrades fell wounded and dead around them on the frozen slopes above Koreas infamous Chosin Reservoir, Baker-One-Sevens Marines triumphed against the relentless human-wave assaults of Chinese regulars and took part  in the breakout that destroyed six to eight divisions of Chinese regulars. COLDER THAN HELL paints a vivid, frightening portrait of one of the most horrific infantry battles ever waged.

Thoroughly gripping . . . The Chosin action is justly called epical; Lieutenant Owen tells the tale of the men who made it so.
--Booklist
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The morning of December 8, , found Marine lieutenant Owen, along with the rifle company he led, fighting his way through blood-splotched snow with the.
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The Forgotten War need not be forgettable.

Roughly men landed, 27 walked down after Excellent first person narration of a U. Marine mortar platoon lieutenants experiences on the front lines during the Korean War. Folloe Lt. Owen from the pre war days to the horrors and death at the frozen Choisin. Owen, a Marine first lieutenant when he commanded the platoon in Baker-One-Seven, served on active duty from and from He is now retired from his marketing business.

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