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    Re # 50.

    Yes Des you are correct.
    A battalion of Argyll's took Hill 282 quicker than expected and for doing this they were rewarded by American Mustangs dropping napalm bombs on them.The Argyll casualties on that dreadful day were seventeen killed and about one hundred wounded.leaving the battalion with only two rifle companies.

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    It is a shame that the dedication of soldiers who obey orders without words is sometimes forgotten by the government. It's a good thing others remember that.

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    You are right there Terry.
    The Army more so than Navy or Airforce is based on the concept of you do as you are told no matter what.
    It goes back to the early days of warfare when men were taught to accept the word of the officers and do what they said without question.

    It is mainly the public and other service men who remember, the gov sends them out and says a few words of condolence, often in very shallow manner, then go onto the next battle.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    It is mainly the public and other service men who remember, the gov sends them out and says a few words of condolence, often in very shallow manner, then go onto the next battle.
    Yes, unfortunately, condolences are usually formal and shallow

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryWhite View Post
    Yes, unfortunately, condolences are usually formal and shallow
    and don't forget that popular line 'Lessons will be learnt from this'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Cloherty View Post
    and don't forget that popular line 'Lessons will be learnt from this'
    Yes, lessons on how to do it again but maybe not so badly..............well we hope!!
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    Read this Black Watch Veteran's experiences of life on the front line in Korea War.
    Click on html below.

    https://www.royalblind.org/blog/scot...back=node%2F98

    Fouro.

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