Dec 122013
 

USS ORLECK saves an ROK Army Battalion

The following is a copy of an article in the July 1951 issue of All Hands Magazine:

DESTROYER’S ACCURATE FIRE SAVES ROK ARMY BATTALION,

USS Orleck (DD-886) has been credited with the saving of a Republic of Korea army battalion during fighting in Korea.  Communist troops had surrounded the battalion and threatened to annihilate it.

Acting as spotters, ROK infantrymen pinpointed the destroyer’s fire toward the Communist-held area and the ship’s main batters took a heavy toll of enemy troops.  The Communist pincer movement was successfully beaten back.

Later in a similar engagement, ORLECK destroyed an additional 300 enemy troops.

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