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The Last Stand of Fox Company tells the true story of a Marine Brigade that was sent deep into North Korea to fight overwhelming odds against the North Koreans and Chinese. The story is a nonstop, gut renching, realistic look at the brutality of war, the relentless, senseless killing on both sides of the conflict. It also tells the story of what today, many would call a fools errand, but one that reveals the spirit and brotherhood of men from every part of our society who were united by one thing, the Marine motto "Semper Fi", always faithful. You followed the lives of these men, over the span of only a few weeks, as they fought in an incredibly harsh environment, often with barely enough ammunition and wounds that would stop most people dead in their tracks.
War is far from glorified in this story, but the men who lived it deserve our deepest respect, honor and love. Regardless of what position you take on war in general or this war in particular, the story of these brave men is a compelling one that all thoughfully people should be familiar with.
A thoughful book, that tells their story without preaching a political position on either side of the war argument.
A story of almost too much intensity. The brutality of both the cold and the combat is breathtaking in its realism. Not for the fainthearted but surely the battle for Fox Hill is one of the classic war stories of all time.
Very good read. This was my first book about the Korean War. It was confusing at first with all the different characters and geography. I purchased the hard cover for my son to read, which had maps of Asia, Korea, Fox Hill and pictures of the main characters, This helped tremendously. If you buy it dont get frustrated I found by the third chapter the names and places became familiar and then I couldn't put it down.
Suggestions: Familiarize yourself with the geography of Korea and Google FOX HILL for maps and pictures before you start and you will enjoy this book even more.
The book was very compelling and action packed. Though, I frequently felt lost because I had no reference points or idea who was where. I would have liked to have seen the maps that accompanied the book.
I am sure I will get other books such as "The Coldest Winter" to help further explore the Korean war. Overall it was very inspiring to see what sacrifices our military men make that generally go unnoticed.
WHEN YOU READ OR LISTEN YOU WILL FIND EXCEPTIONAL,OUR WW2 VETS LIKE ALL VETS NEED MORE PEOPLE TO READ THIS SO WE CAN APPRECIATE THEM MORE. I THINK THIS SHOULD BE A MUST READ. THIS IS NO RAMBO CHEESE,THESE GUYS ARE THE REAL THING. BEST WAR BOOK I HAVE EVER READ, EVEN THE STRATAGY IS FASINATING.