The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1950 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 19, 1950
Page 13
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1950 ^^^^^^^^••H Bl/TtTHEVTLLB, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 26 Yanks Battle 400 Chinese in Korea; Two Captured, 2 Hurt, Others Escape »T WILLIAM J. WAUGH (For Hal Boyle) WITH U.S. SEVENTH REGIMENT, Korea—«>)—II was late in November. The Allies still were on the offensiv* in northwest Korea. A Mjall reconnaissance patrol, 28 men Vl&ven Jeeps, drove cautiously toward the small village. The patrol, under Lt. Richard Talbert of Saranac Lake, N.Y., had seen no enemy during the scouting that took them through the city of Ipsok and a mile beyond. Tn the small village beyond Ip- aok. Talbert halted the patrol and got out of tile lead jeep to qiiestfon civilians. And It was then that hundreds of Chinese entrenched on nearby hills opened up. The first flare of gunfire destroyed Talbcrfs jeep. The Reds directed a hall of mortar fire, niaehtnegun and small arms bullets at ttie patrol, but the Americans held them off for 30 minutes. Talbert's men got six Jeeps out of the line of fire and started back dov.n the road. "We could never have dotle that except for two men on machine- guns." Talbert recalled. "One \vas Sgt. Tnkeo Otio of Honolulu. The other was a sergeant who was wounded and taken prisoner, f've recommended both for silver stars." Name fs Withheld A^The sergeant's name was \vith- *etd. During the first part of the patrol's-retreat, the road ran parallel to Red positions In the flanking hills, ^'albert, a radio operator, an interpreter and an engineer from an Army engineer company remained in the village. A shell hit the gasoline tank of the rear Jeep and two men abandoned it. Then the Chinese swarmed down the hillside. One of the two—a corporal—turned around and saw that his companion was surrendering to two Chinese. The corporal shot one of the Chinese through the head with • pistol. The other Chinese was so excited that the other American grabbed up his gun and shot him. Both Taken Prisoner fntense gunfire forced two men in another of l!ie six Jeeps to dive Into a ditch. Both were taken prisoner. Back in the village, Tatberl and his three companions decided to make a run for it. They started across a broad flat field in back of the village. "It was like a comedy In the movies." Talbert safd. 'Tile Chinks were coming off that, hill and the four of us were running like mad. shedding our outer clothes as we ran." The enemy soldiers stopped to look at Talbert's wrecked jeep. That enabled the four Americans to Increase their lead from 50 yards to about 150. 'Tufflng Like Marl" "I wasn't worrying about being hit by gunfire but kept worrying they'd run us into the mminct." Tal- bcrt ssid, "We were nearly »x'ja"st- cd p'ul all of us were puffing like m?d." Albert said "we'd run about a half mile when out of the ^-v came four Shooting stars 'F-30 Jets) with rockets firing at <l'e Chinks ch?Mn<r us across the field, "I didn't even look bark, I just kept running, but, man. was I happy." The four ran on for about a quarter of a mile and then from sheer cxraustion had ia ston. Talbert looked b?ck and the Chinese soldiers were moving back to the hill from where they had Jumped the patrol. "Miracle We Escajied" *• "It was a miracle we escaped. They shot everything at us but the kitchen sink." The patrol, airmen estimated, had been Jumped by 400 Chines*. American losses were two wounded, two men taken prisoner »nd two Jeeps destroyed. Talbert and the' three men with him walked five miles across country and two hours later Joined up with rear elements of his unit. "I lost everything." he said ."All my gear was in the first Jeep destroyed. Running across lhat field I threw everything away except my shirt, pants and shoes and an M-l rifle, two clips of ammo and a pistol, (.ly wallet was in one of the coats r discarded," The next day the patrol returned to the same area, Talbert went out in the field again. "I found my wallet and all my dough," he said, happily. *30,OQO Token- In Tucson, Ariz. Bank Hold-Up TUC~ON, Ariz., Dec. 19. CAP) — A lone bandit yesterday held up the Pcniiiiigton street Branch of the Bank of Douglas in downtown Tucson and escaped with 530,000 The gunman entered llic bank a few minutes after an armovcd cjr had delivered Ihc cash. He was armed with a pistol. J. O. McNabb. manager of the branch, and another employe were held at pistol-point while the bandit sc:opcd up the money and fled. Last February the Bunk of Douglas in Phoenix was robbed of $116.250 in a crime which remains unsolved. 'Good Samofiton' Relieves Blytheville Serviceman of His Extra Clothing Pfc. Rosco Crifton. Jr.. son of Mr. and Mrs. Rosco Cr»(lon, Sr.. has arrived home to spend the Christmas holidays with his parents, but he U minus tlie extn clothes he brought »long with him. A "good SamtrlUn" with whom he hitched a ride from St. Louis to Blytheville made off with a suitcase containlns his extra clothing. Pfc. Crafton told this story: "I flew from Travis Air Force Base at Pali-field. Calif., where I am stationed, to St. Louis and caught a ride with this fellow at SI. Louis, "When w e go t to Fcstus. Mo., we decided to stop and get some- thing to eat. When we left the car I asked him if he was going to lock 16, but he said "No" so we went, Inside. We sat down In a booth and In a few minutes (his fellow excused himself, saying that he wanted to see a fellow he knew in the kitchen. "B;it he didn't stop in the kitchen. He went on through to another room, Jumped through a window, and took off In hts car. I haven't seem him since." We. Crafton enlisted iti the Air Force three months aco. 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