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Ranger Companies in Korea
US Korean War Ranger Companies
160 pages; 13 chapters and 5 appendixes
During the Korean War from 1950-53 the US deployed a number of Ranger
companies in Korea. Those companies were sent to Korea to fight a special type of
special warfare. However, in less than a year, the US Army Ranger companies in
Korea were suddenly disbanded. Now the true story of what happened when the US
Army deployed Ranger companies in Korea is told in the e-book, Ranger
Companies in Korea. The story of those American Ranger companies and how they
were misused is a common story repeated often by the US Army since World War II.
Ranger Companies in Korea describes all relevant combat details regarding the US
Ranger companies’ organization, tactics, firepower, and operations, as well as the
confusion endemic in the US high command.
“On 10 November 1950, the Ranger company was attached to Task Force Johnson where they assisted the task force's
advance north. Later, on 22 November, they were linked up with a medium tank battalion, Task Force Dolvin. Task Force
Dolvin crossed the line of departure (LD) at 1000 on the 24th with the Rangers in the center of the formation task
organized with and riding on the top of a tank platoon.
The company moved on its objective, Hill 222. Taking enemy fire, suffering their first KIA, and enduring friendly fire, the
company made the tough climb, swept and cleared the objective hilltop. Casualties and near-zero evening temperatures
reduced the Ranger company's strength to fifty-one combat effectives.
The task force resumed its attack the next morning to capture its next objective, Hill 205. Reinforced now with an entire
tank company, the Ranger company advanced under mortar, machinegun, and small arms fire. Struggling to keep the
buttoned-up friendly armor firing in support, Puckett and his company fired and maneuvered across the objective.
Reorganizing and consolidating on the objective with a 360-degree defensive perimeter and crew-served weapons
sighted on likely enemy avenues of approach, the Rangers found that their strength had been reduced by nine more
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