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Firefight at Yechon : courage and racism in the Korean war

Author: Charles M Bussey
Publisher: Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Firefight at Yechon is the harrowing story of Charles M. Bussey, a former Tuskegee airman and one of the first American combatants in the Korean War. He led the Seventy-seventh Engineer Combat Company for 205 days filled with almost continual fighting, during which he and his fellow American soldiers served with distinction. They also felt the effects of racism in the U.S. Army and wartime media, which singled out
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives, African American
Biography
Named Person: Charles M Bussey
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles M Bussey
ISBN: 0803262019 9780803262010
OCLC Number: 48399158
Notes: Originally published: Washington : Brassey's, 1991. With new afterword.
"Bison books"--Spine.
Description: xviii, 264 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1 The Road to Korea 1 --
2 Fighter Pilot 13 --
3 Between the Wars 35 --
4 The Army of Occupation 41 --
5 Going to War 71 --
6 Desperate Intervention 89 --
7 Yechon 99 --
8 Desperate Combat 109 --
9 The Pusan Perimeter 135 --
10 The Captain's Tomb 165 --
11 Jimmie Hicks 177 --
12 Almost Victory 201 --
13 Almost Disaster 217 --
14 Recovery 249 --
15 Aftermath 259 --
Appendix Another Bit of Evidence 263.
Responsibility: Lt. Col. Charles M. Bussey.
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"Firefight at Yechon is the harrowing story of Charles M. Bussey, a former Tuskegee airman and one of the first American combatants in the Korean War. He led the Seventy-seventh Engineer Combat Company for 205 days filled with almost continual fighting, during which he and his fellow American soldiers served with distinction. They also felt the effects of racism in the U.S. Army and wartime media, which singled out African American units for blame in the early days of the war.".

"Firefight at Yechon sets the record straight about the contribution of African Americans in the Korean War. It also paints an unforgettably realistic portrait of the terrifying first days of fighting in 1950, when American soldiers, both black and white, were reeling under the assault of the North Korean People's Army. The Seventy-seventh Engineer Combat Company played an instrumental role in the retaking of Yechon on 20 July, the first major victory for the U.S. Army. The carnage of that fight and the shining courage of his fellow soldiers would never be forgotten by Bussey."--BOOK JACKET.

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