Commentary

April 26, 2012

Movie Review: The Last Stand of Fox Company

Cpl. Laura Cardoso
Desert Warrior Staff
Photo courtesy of amazon.com

The Last Stand of Fox Company tells the incredible story of a small company of Marines fighting to hold open a mountain pass in Korea. Out-numbered and out-gunned, these 246 Marines hold off 10,000 Chinese soldiers determined to overtake the Toktong Pass near the Choisin Resevoir.

The story of their eight day battle is a moving account of bravery and of sacrifice. Something Marines are well known for throughout history.

Drury and Clavin have given the reader a riveting day-by-day picture of the efforts of this strong group of Marines.

The narrative is brought to life by first-hand accounts from the Marines themselves. The terrors of the days, where the Marines must battle both the elements and the enemy, are meticulously detailed.

This book is not an easy read by any means but I found it hard to put down. I found myself engulfed fully into the story and could almost feel myself there.

It truly draws the reader in and makes finishing this book an imperative. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning something about those men who fought and died for our great country.




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