The Resource With a Black Platoon in combat : a year in Korea, Lyle Rishell

With a Black Platoon in combat : a year in Korea, Lyle Rishell

Label
With a Black Platoon in combat : a year in Korea
Title
With a Black Platoon in combat
Title remainder
a year in Korea
Statement of responsibility
Lyle Rishell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The first year of the Korean conflict was a dark and humiliating period for many of the troops who fought there. Against a backdrop of U.S. political indecision and reduced military capability, American soldiers fought a dedicated and numerically strong enemy force that was determined to overrun South Korea. One of these units, the segregated 24th Infantry Regiment, was made up of black soldiers, commanded for the most part by white officers. Lyle Rishell, an infantry
  • Platoon leader, led a black platoon of Able Company in that regiment. This book tells the dramatic, often frustrating, sometimes heroic story of that platoon in that first, fateful year of war. From detailed notes he made at the time, and from his memories of those days, Rishell reconstructs the deployment and tactics of his unit, its day-to-day actions and survival. The story that unfolds is one of honor, fear, fighting spirit, fierce combat, and the cries of wounded
  • Men. The 24th Infantry Regiment has received bad press from many historians of the Korean conflict, who claim that the black soldiers and noncommissioned officers were undisciplined and even cowardly in battle. Rishell's moving account, based on his own experiences, describes his men as no better or worse than any other infantrymen in the first year in Korea. His troops fought well from July, 1950, to May, 1951, in nearly constant front-line action against the North
  • Koreans and the Chinese Communists, despite a variety of significant fundamental obstacles, including the racial prejudice of much of their own army. It is a unique and compelling story of the relationship of a white officer and black soldiers before integration of the services and the civil rights legislation of the sixties. It is also an important corrective to a poorly understood aspect of one of America's most dismal conflicts
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rishell, Lyle
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS921.6
LC item number
.R57 1993
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rishell, Lyle
  • Rishell, Lyle
  • Korean War
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • African American soldiers
  • African American soldiers
  • Koreakrieg
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Korea
  • USA
Label
With a Black Platoon in combat : a year in Korea, Lyle Rishell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Korean War Chronology -- 1. Alpha Phase -- 2. Mobilization and Movement -- 3. Korea, the Hermit Kingdom -- 4. First Contact -- 5. The Pusan Perimeter -- 6. The Fight Continues -- 7. Perimeter Breakout -- 8. Mop-up Operations -- 9. Redeployment -- 10. Time Out -- 11. Call It Homecoming -- 12. The Han River Crossing -- 13. Thrust and Counterthrust -- 14. Phase Omega -- Appendix A. 24th Infantry Regiment -- Appendix B. Composition of Second Platoon
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 176 pages
Isbn
9780890965269
Lccn
92027918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26404543
  • (OCoLC)ocm26404543
Label
With a Black Platoon in combat : a year in Korea, Lyle Rishell
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Korean War Chronology -- 1. Alpha Phase -- 2. Mobilization and Movement -- 3. Korea, the Hermit Kingdom -- 4. First Contact -- 5. The Pusan Perimeter -- 6. The Fight Continues -- 7. Perimeter Breakout -- 8. Mop-up Operations -- 9. Redeployment -- 10. Time Out -- 11. Call It Homecoming -- 12. The Han River Crossing -- 13. Thrust and Counterthrust -- 14. Phase Omega -- Appendix A. 24th Infantry Regiment -- Appendix B. Composition of Second Platoon
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 176 pages
Isbn
9780890965269
Lccn
92027918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26404543
  • (OCoLC)ocm26404543

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