Book pak Naval Institute Press 1999
CS ISBN 1557506620 $29.95 Six cassettes
Among the many legendary battles and campaigns of the United States Marine Corps there has been none like the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir deep in North Korea in early December of 1950. In the breakout from this trap, the Marines, although suffering grievous casualties, smashed close to ten Chinese divisions while coming out with all of their wounded and most of their equipment and dead. Owen, a graduate of Colgate University and a WWII veteran, describes his experiences as commander of his company's mortars section and a rifle platoon. He is eloquently direct in his depictions of the horrors of combat, the intense cold, and his love and care for his men and family. Rohan's reading is as disciplined and crisp as the text. His voice is precise and clear and adroitly gives character to the men (and some of these men really are characters) by intonation and accent. An exciting reading of an extraordinary deed. M.T.F. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 99]
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