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The 2d Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) in the Korean War, 1950-1951

Edward L. Posey

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Price: $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-932714-45-6
eBook: 978-1-61121-036-1
On Sale: June 2009

Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-611210-77-4
eBook: 978-1-61121-036-1
On Sale: January 2011

24 b/w photos & 4 maps

FINALIST: 2009 Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Writing Award

". . . a marvelous read." - The Washington Times

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Table of Contents

Foreword by General William E. Ward



Part I: Formation and Training

Chapter 1: Training at Benning

Chapter 2: The Officers’ Advance Party

Chapter 3: The Company’s Trip to Korea

Part II: Movements and Actions

Chapter 4: First Combat Action, Outside Tanyang Pass

Chapter 5: First Airborne Assault Near Munsan-Ni

Chapter 6: Attack and Defense of Hill 581

Chapter 7: Assault and Occupation of Hill 545

Chapter 8: Award of Combat Infantry Company Streamer and Start of the Journey Home

Chapter 9: After Korea: Life on Strategic Reserve Duty in Japan

Part III: Personal Memoirs

Chapter 10: As I Remember

Appendix 1: Ranger Whereabouts

Appendix 2: Unit Roster

Appendix 3: Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

Appendix 4: Table of Army Ranks

Appendix 5: Phonetic alphabet, used by the Army (1944 version)

Appendix 6: Chronology of the 2d Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne)





List of Maps

Overview Theater Map

First Action Outside Tanyang Pass

Airborne Assault Near Munsan-Ni

Hand-drawn maps prepared by Major James Queen for Munsan-Ni After-Action Report:

Sketch A: Munsan-Ni Parachute Drop, March 23, 1951

Sketch B: Hill 151: Movement to Assembly Area, Assault Begins

Sketch C: Complete Assault from Assembly Area to Hill 151

Sketch D: Hill 151: Reorganization


Edward L. Posey

Master Sergeant (Ret) Edward L. Posey joined the US Army in 1947. After serving with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 505th Airborne Infantry Regiment, he volunteered for airborne training with the Rangers in 1950 and served with distinction in the Korean War (where he was wounded)...

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