Colder Than Hell: A Marine Rifle Company At Chosin Reservoir: A Marine Rifle Company At Chosin Reservoir by Joseph R. OwenColder Than Hell: A Marine Rifle Company At Chosin Reservoir: A Marine Rifle Company At Chosin Reservoir by Joseph R. Owen

Colder Than Hell: A Marine Rifle Company At Chosin Reservoir: A Marine Rifle Company At Chosin…

byJoseph R. Owen

Mass Market Paperback | August 30, 1997

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"A MUST READ . . . This book [is] one of the best on that war in Korea. . . . A wonderful account of common, decent men in desperate action."
--Leatherneck

During the early, uncertain days of the Korean War, World War II veteran and company lieutenant Joe Owen saw firsthand how the hastily assembled mix of some two hundred regulars and raw reservists hardened into a superb Marine rifle company known as Baker-One-Seven.

As comrades fell wounded and dead around them on the frozen slopes above Korea's infamous Chosin Reservoir, Baker-One-Seven's Marines triumphed against the relentless human-wave assaults of Chinese regulars and took part  in the breakout that destroyed six to eight divisions of Chinese regulars. COLDER THAN HELL paints a vivid, frightening portrait of one of the most horrific infantry battles ever waged.

"Thoroughly gripping . . . The Chosin action is justly called epical; Lieutenant Owen tells the tale of the men who made it so."
--Booklist
Joseph R. Owen, 1st Lieutenant, USMC (Ret.), commanded the mortars and a rifle platoon in Baker, 1/7, one of the rifle companies that spearheaded the breakout from Chosin Reservoir. A 1948 graduate of Colgate University, he served on active duty in the Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 and from 1948 to 1952.Owen has been active in Baker, ...
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Title:Colder Than Hell: A Marine Rifle Company At Chosin Reservoir: A Marine Rifle Company At Chosin…Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7 × 4.2 × 0.8 inPublished:August 30, 1997Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0804116970

ISBN - 13:9780804116978

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During the early days of the Korean War, WWII veteran and company commander Joe Owen saw how regulars and raw reservists hardened into a superb Marine rifle company. As comrades fell around them above Korea's infamous Chosin Reservoir, his Marines triumphed in one of the most horrific infantry battle ever. Joseph R. Owen, 1st Lt., USMC (Ret.), served on active duty in the Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 and from 1948 to 1952