16 Jul '17, 2pm

Korean War veteran's Navy Cross is 66 years overdue

Korean War veteran's Navy Cross is 66 years overdue

"I used their BAR, all their magazines and almost all the ammo I had for my M1. I watched them drop one after another, but they kept coming and coming. I starting throwing grenades — pulling pins as fast as I could and throwing grenades," Naimo said. "They were shooting those burp-guns — blazing away. As they got about 15 yards from me, I was almost out of ammo. As I was putting that damn bayonet on my M1, for some reason they started to retreat. I got out to look and saw the Chinese were running down the hill. Other Marines got out of their holes and they said, 'Jesus, holy s---! You did one hell of a job!' The Chinese had my foxhole picked out to overrun our position, but I stopped them."

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