(Dick Bartlett/Stars and Stripes)

Korea, May 1953: Two American soldiers cross the battered terrain surrounding Outpost Harry, where enemy troops regularly mounted attacks from three sides. One sergeant recalled a battle during which “the first Red I met came along the trench yelling ‘Comrade, comrade’ holding a grenade in one hand and firing a burp gun with the other.” In mid-June, 1953, the Americans weathered an eight-day assault by more than 13,000 Chinese troops.

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