History | On its 60th anniversary, aging veterans make their final plea for Americans to remember the fruit of the Korean War, and their sacrifices
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 7/26/13, 01:00 am
The cold kept William Weber from dying before his 26th birthday. It was 30 degrees below zero on a February 1951 night when the airborne rifle company commanded by Weber attacked a series of enemy-occupied hills in Korea. Assaulting at dusk through snow and artillery barrages, the company took the first two hills. But the 152 men in the Army unit ran into a Chinese battalion of more than 600 on the last objective: Hill 342.