9th Army Group's 20th army divided
and encircled two Marine regiments near the Changjin
(Chosin) reservoir. In one of the proudest battles of
Marine Corps history, they fought out of the trap,
reducing the Chinese divisions to ineffectiveness for
the critical time Eighth Army needed to complete its
retreat and reform at the 37th parallel.
9th Army Group's 20th army
basically ambushed two Marine regiments at Chosin and
virtually destroyed 32RCT's Task Force
MacLean/Faith. However, the Marines did fight out of
the trip and they and the rest of X Corp withdrew
safely to Hungnam, where 105,000 fighting men and
90,000 civilians were evacuated by Our Navy.