Arms Of The “Chosin Few”
Sixty years ago American Marines and soldiers were surprised and surrounded in the cold mountains of Korea by an overwhelming force of North Korean and Chinese troops. With bravery and determination, they fought their way out using the small arms described here.
BY BRUCE N. CANFIELD, Field Editor
Fighting their way out of “Frozen Chosin,” U.S. Army soldiers and Marines battled not only Communist forces, but also atrocious weather conditions. The freezing temperatures caused problems for normally reliable guns such as the M1911A1 pistol and M1 Garand riﬂe.
“Relieving Fox Company” by Col. Charles Waterhouse, USMC (Ret.); courtesy of the Waterhouse Museum, www.waterhousemuseum.com.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Rifleman - November 2010