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HILLS Of SACRIFICE: The 5th RCT in Korea. '...explodes like a hand grenade and is riveting combat reportage. It's the most detailed account of the bloody Korean War that I have read.'___COL David H. Hackworth. ---OUT OF PRINT-

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HILLS OF SACRIFICE: The 5th Regimental Combat Team in Korea. By Michael Slater. This is a moving account of a premier Army unit during one of the Nation's most costly, yet least remembered, wars... Pusan... A Commemorative Limited Edition Unit History Book.

Not for the faint-hearted, this is a graphic and moving account of a premier Army unit during the Korean War with the battle action seen through the eyes of the men who endured those horrors. The 5th Regimental Combat Team (RCT) was unique in many respects. It was one of the first elements to return to Korea in 1950. Moreover, the Hawaiian regiment was proud of its unusually diverse cultural and ethnic blend.

As a separate RCT, the 5th was assigned at various times to the 1st Cavalry, the 3rd Infantry Division, 24th Infantry Division, 25th Infantry Division, 40th Infantry Division and 45th Infantry Division, as well as the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade. The 5th RCT stands in the annals of military history among America's most storied regiments such as the 442d "Go For Broke", the 27th Wolfhounds, and the 5th Marines. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs, many of them by the acclaimed combat photographer AL Chang. Also includes a comprehensive list of unit casualties and index. Extra large "coffee table size" volume.

Illustrated with hundreds of photographs, many of them by the acclaimed combat photographer, Al Chang. Also includes a comprehensive list of unit casualties and an index. Foreword written by LTGEN Alpha Bowser, G-3, 1st Marine Division, Korea 1950-1951. About the Author Michael Slater is an active duty officer in the USMC. Following the Gulf War, he became interested in the history of the 5th RCT when his father-in-law told him about his brother Sgt. Ernest Malcolm Calhau who was KIA on 23 March 1951 leading 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, Fox Company, 5th RCT up Hill 814 in the ROK.

Slater has interviewed numerous veterans ranging from riflemen to battalion commanders. He has uncovered much information which has never before been published on the Korean War until now.

This publication is an 8 1/2" by 11" hardbound book with 288 pages printed on acid-free paper for superior photographic reproduction.

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