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The story of unequal sacrifice is applicable to today's military as well.
General Simmons writes with an excellent command of the English language, which he employs to describe the foul-ups and successes of the Marines in Korea.
In the middle of the book the war with North Korea appears to be over, and then...the Chinese come into it and prolong the carnage.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it rivals Fox Hill for putting the reader in the book. Also to the uninitiated what combat can do to the human spirit.Published 11 months ago by Richard Edward Blazek
Hard hitting history of the ill fated and ill led Chosin Reservoir fiasco that resulted in so many brutal lossesPublished 11 months ago by Curtis W. Trotter
If you don't read very many books, then don't spend your time on this one. But if you read a lot of historical fiction and war novels, then give this one a read. Read morePublished on March 29, 2012 by Jim Broumley
Hard to believe this is a first novel, because the author, Brig.Gen. Edwin Howard Simmons, understood that the best way to present the narrative was to do it from a personal... Read morePublished on February 7, 2012 by Lucilla Bellucci
This is a work of historical fiction about the United States Marines in the Korean War. The story is told from the perspective of Captain George Bayard, commanding officer of Dog... Read morePublished on April 4, 2009 by Gerard J. St John
"Dog Company Six" is the moving story of Captain George Bayard, USMCR, in his tour of duty as commander of Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, of an unmentioned infantry regiment in the... Read morePublished on August 26, 2008 by Joel R.
I read this book both before I went to Iraq and during my combat tour there. Though the author and I fought in much differing locals and times the feelings and impresions are much... Read morePublished on May 25, 2008 by M. Durand
I loved this book. One cannot doubt that the author knows his soldiers, knows the terrain and knows the weapons. An immense authority infuses the story. Read morePublished on December 29, 2003
I'm not sure that I read the same book other reviewers read. Although the novel had moments of painful realism, it was, for the most part, a jingoistic, cliched, disorganized, and... Read morePublished on June 20, 2002