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Passing the TestCombat in Korea, April-June 1951$
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William T. Bowers and John T. Greenwood

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813134529

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813134529.001.0001

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Battles Along the Outpost Line

Battles Along the Outpost Line

32d Infantry Regiment, 19–23 April 1951

(p.13) Chapter 2 Battles Along the Outpost Line
Passing the Test

William T. Bowers

John T. Greenwood

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter examines in detail three intense actions of elements of the 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry division, to defeat enemy probing attacks and then to hold the initial attacks of the Chinese and North Koreans that opened the night of 22–23 April. The Chinese believed that the 7th Infantry division was weaker and less capable than other divisions and attempted to hit such areas hardest. Personal accounts detail the Korean attack and the army's response. Again, analyses how terrain played a role in the battles.

Keywords:   7th Infantry division, North Korean, Chinese, personal account, attack, camouflage

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