In addition to our other duties on line, we sometimes were "invited" to do
other things such as recon trips. All officers and key enlisted men were
assigned the task of checking out a fall back line in the event the Chinese
made a big push. This line was about five miles behind the front lines and
we had only a map to find it. This was one of those trips. Joining me was
2nd Lt. Kenneth McCall, H Company machine gun platoon leader and our
jeep driver. I apologize for not remembering his name because he got us
there and back.