The 351' Radio Hill on the
right (south) dominated all assault beaches of
the Inchon invasion. Here 5th Marines, the LCVPs
which landed them from USS Henrico (APA 45) still
on the Inchon beach, control Red Beach from
captured North Korean trenches as LST 859
disembarks armor and other support.
Two months later, after our
victorious forces crossed the 38th parallel and
drove towards the Yalu, China entered the war.
Her huge veteran guerilla army, victorious
against the Nationalists just the previous year
in one of the most decisive battles in history,
moved into postion almost undetected. They
ambushed and routed 8th Army, and trapped the
Marines and all of X Corps who accomplished this
amazing victory at Inchon.
Henrico and my own Special Forces APD Squadron
would help evacuate the Marine survivors at
Hungnam, after they fought their way out of the
trap in a series of savage, bloody tactical
victories amid overwhelming strategic defeat.