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    Battle of Maryang San

    The Battle of Maryang San, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment Korea, 2-8 October 1951.

    “The victory of Maryang San is probably the greatest single feat of the Australian Army during the Korean War.”

    In this action 3RAR had won one of the most impressive victories achieved by any Australian battalion. In five days of heavy fighting 3RAR dislodged a numerically superior enemy from a position of great strength. The Australians were successful in achieving surprise on 3 and 5 October, the company and platoon commanders responded skilfully to Hassett’s directions, and the individual soldiers showed high courage, tenacity and morale despite some very difficult situations, such as that of D company when the mist rose on 5 October and those of B and C Companies when the weight of enemy fire threatened their isolation of Hill 317 on 7 October … The victory of Maryang San is probably the greatest single feat of the Australian Army during the Korean War.

    Military Cross Bar, Citation - Bravery and devotion to duty 7.10.1951

    Military Cross Bar, Citation – Bravery and devotion to duty 7.10.1951

    Mention in Dispatches, Courage of a higher order 3rd & 7th October 1951

    Mention in Dispatches, Courage of a higher order 3rd & 7th October 1951

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