U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Chosin Reservoir

The fiercest and most costly battle in the Korean War. A retreat under fire in 30 below temperatures against a well-trained, much larger force. “Chesty” Puller and all of the Marines were professional in all aspects of the operation. They won the respect of everyone from General MacArthur to the newest Army private who fought with them. (see Puller, Lewis B.)


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