From: My Mother, although my Father had some small part.
ORIGINAL: castor troy
Ernest R. Kouma
Medal of Honor action
Men sit on a tank which is holding position among a line of troops
An M26 Pershing tank supporting troops of the 9th Infantry along the banks of the Naktong River during the Second Battle of Naktong Bulge in September 1950.
Main article: Second Battle of Naktong Bulge
That evening, Kouma led the patrol of two M26 Pershing tanks and two M19 Gun Motor Carriages in Agok, along the Naktong River. Kouma placed his patrol on the west side of Agok near the Kihang ferry. At 20:00, a heavy fog covered the river, and at 22:00 mortar shells began falling on the American-held side of the river. By 22:15, this strike intensified and North Korean mortar preparation struck A Company's positions. American mortars and artillery began responding with counter-battery fire. Some of A Company's men reported hearing noises on the opposite side of the river and splashes in the water.
At 22:30, the fog lifted and Kouma saw that a North Korean pontoon bridge was being laid across the river directly in front of his position. Kouma's four vehicles attacked this structure, with Kouma manning the M2 Browning .50-caliber machine gun atop the tank. As the gunner fired the tank's main cannon, Kouma sank many of the boats attempting to cross the river with his machine gun. At 23:00, a small arms fight flared around the left side of A Company north of the tanks. This gunfire had lasted only two or three minutes when the A Company roadblock squads near the tanks heard over the field telephone that the company was withdrawing and that they should do likewise. Kouma instead opted to act as a rearguard to cover the infantry. He was wounded shortly thereafter in the foot reloading the tank's ammunition. He quickly fought off another North Korean attack across the river with his machine gun.
Kouma's force was then ambushed by a group of North Koreans dressed in US military uniforms. Kouma was wounded a second time, in the shoulder, as he beat back repeated North Korean crossings with his machine gun. Several strong attacks came within meters of the tank, but Kouma was able to drive them back despite his wounds. Eventually, the other three vehicles withdrew or were neutralized, and Kouma held the Agok crossing site until 07:30 the next morning with just his tank. At one point, the tank was surrounded and Kouma had to engage the North Koreans from outside the tank with machine gun fire at point blank range. After the tank gun's ammunition was expended, Kouma used his pistol and grenades to hold off the North Koreans. The tank then withdrew 8 miles (13 km) to the newly established American lines, destroying three North Korean machine gun positions along the way. During his action, Kouma had killed an estimated 250 North Korean troops. His actions in this fight alone surpassed the highly decorated US Army soldier Audie Murphy, who was credited with 240 kills during World War II, and who had been the second most decorated US soldier in the war. His single-handed heroic battle may have served as a seed for the fictional W.W. II movie, Fury (2014 film).
what are you trying to tell me, considering you replied on my post?
I can also quote a wiki entry of Wittmann killing tanks in the dozens. You think that makes the tank encounter in War Fury of four Shermans vs the Tiger I any better? The Tiger rushing the Shermans and then going in circles? Serious?
Or the way the fight was done at that crossroad? Serious?
If you think that trailer is showing the reality of ASW combat in the Atlantic, or Pitt showing reality of tankwarfare in WWII, OMG.
I thought that the tanks rushing at each other, like medieval knights, was stupid. That was not Kursk. The Tiger would stay put and the Shermans would try to maneuver around the Tiger. Although the longer gun had a lot more penetrating power than the 75/38.
Seek peace but keep your gun handy.
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing!
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