Artillery in Perimeter Defense

William T. Bowers and John T. Greenwood

in Passing the Test

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780813134529
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813135991 | DOI:
Artillery in Perimeter Defense

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This chapter details the classic fight of the well-prepared 92d Armored Field Artillery Battalion to hold the flank of the 1st Marine Division after the ROK 6th Division collapsed. Several artillery units of the US Marine Division were exposed after the Chinese attack on the ROK 6th Division. The armored vehicles in the Artillery Battalion generated enormous firepower to protect the soldiers. The Chinese attempted to surprise the armies, but were discovered. They began attacking from the high ground anyway, but the 92d Battalion stymied the offensive. The troops gained confidence in themselves and their support.

Keywords: Lt. Col. Lavoie; Battery C; 92d Armored Field Artillery Battalion; defense; surprise

Chapter.  10630 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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