(Veterans Expeditionary Media/YouTube)
“We don’t call it the forgotten war, we call it the forgotten victory.”
– Colonel Warren Wiedhahn (USMC Ret. Chosin Veteran)
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The Korean War has often been overlooked in favor of more prolific conflicts like WWII, but that does make it any less significant. American Forces fought bravely to prevent the spread of communism into Korea as the Chinese and Russians pressed their forces forward.
Chosin: Baptized by Fire is a short film based on the graphic novel Hold the Line that recalls the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. Based on the true story of Private First Class Billy French as his unit of 15,000 marines was ambushed by over 120,000 Chinese soldiers and fought their way to victory despite insurmountable odds.
There are not a whole lot of stories out there that have addressed the severity of this battle but the Chosin Project reached out to veterans of the Korean War who were present there that day. Words simply cannot give justice, you must watch this short film for yourself to understand the overwhelming struggle they endured.