On Hallowed Ground
作者: Bill McWilliams
出版社: Berkley Trade
副标题: The Last Battle For Pork Chop Hill
定价: USD 31.00
这本On Hallowed Ground: The Last Battle For Pork Chop Hill的379页下半部分，384页下半部分＆385页的上半部分。
During the brief lull, a radio call from an American observation post on Hill 347 to the CP on Pork Chop asked who was marking targets on the outpost's summit, and for what reason. Marking targets was a term describing soldiers' use of a kit of white panels spread on the ground in patterns to signal pilots where to strafe or bomb. The call puzzled the men in the CP. This was not an activity anyone expected GIs would be engaged in on the crest of Pork Chop Hill—day or night, and especially at night.
Lieutenant Clark took his field glasses outside and scanned the hill's summit. Two Chinese soldiers were putting on white shorts and undershirts. They apparently found a GI pack and were taking advantage of their booty regardless of their surroundings. Forward observers in the CP quickly relayed information to the artillery and shells soon fell on the spot the two Chinese were last seen.
During the night. Major Noble, accompanied by one of Ray Clark's squad leaders acting as a guide and guard, made the rounds of trenches held by defenders. When the two men returned, they brought two Chinese prisoners they had captured, their wrists bound behind their backs with communication wire. Noble instructed Clark to take the prisoners to the rear and turn them over to the S-2 (intelligence officer).
The next APC arrived, unspooling and stringing communications wire out the back of the vehicle, the primary means of reconnecting phones during the battle. Ray Clark told the sergeant in charge of the wire stringing operation to take the prisoners to the rear and hand them over to the S-2 . The sergeant became excited and argumentative, saying he thought they ought to be shot "on the spot." Clark changed his tone to an order,telling the sergeant to guard and evacuate them when he departed. He heard the APC leave with the prisoners as he went about his other work.