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One of the ‘Chosin Few’ remembers

Korean War vet recounts battle at Chosin Reservoir

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Emerald Sayler

Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:00 am

Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman famously said, "War is hell." The Korean War was certainly hell for Emerald Sayler, with one glaring exception. At least hell is warm.

Sayler, 86, believes he is the oldest surviving member of the "Chosin Few" — a group of U.S. troops who survived one of the grisliest skirmishes of the Korean War, the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Saturday marked the 60th anniversary of the torturous engagement, which was more a bloodletting than a battle.

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