What would you want if you could have any wish? asked the photojournalist of the haggard, bloodied Marine before him. The Marine gaped at his interviewer. The photographer snapped his picture, which became the iconic Korean War image featured on this books jacket. Give me tomorrow, he said at last.
After nearly four months of continuous and agonizing combat on the battlefields of Korea, such a simple request seemed impossible. For many men of George Company, or Bloody George as they were knownone of the Forgotten Wars most decorated yet unrecognized companiesit was a wish that would not come true.
This is the untold story of Bloody George, a Marine company formed quickly to answer its nations call to duty in 1950. This small band of mena colorful cast of characters, including a Native American fighting to earn his honor as a warrior, a Southern boy from Tennessee at odds with a Northern blue-blood reporter-turned-Marine, and a pair of twins who exemplified to the group the true meaning of brotherhoodwere mostly green troops who had been rushed through training to fill Americas urgent need on the Korean front. They would find themselves at the tip of the spear in some of the Korean Wars bloodiest battles.
After storming ashore at Inchon and fighting house-to-house in Seoul, George Company, one of Americas last units in reserve, found itself on the frozen tundra of the Chosin Reservoir facing elements of an entire division of Chinese troops. They didnt realize it then, but they were soon to become crucial to the battlemodern-day Spartans called upon to hold off ten times their number. Give Me Tomorrow is their unforgettable story of bravery and courage.
Thoroughly researched and vividly told, Give Me Tomorrow
is fitting testament to the heroic deeds of George Company. They will never again be forgotten.