Uncommon Courage: Breakout At Chosin
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November 30th 1950: a group of soldiers gather up their supplies and prepare themselves for a journey into unknown territory. They are the US marines of Baker Company. Their mission is to rescue and relieve Fox Company, a group of fellow marines who have been caught behind enemy lines in the barren hills of North Korea.
As Baker Company prepares for their rescue mission, a Chinese soldier marches out in front to take lead: Lt Chew-Een ‘Kurt’ Lee.
A few years earlier the very idea of a Chinese-American leading a group of soldiers into battle would have been unthinkable, but the ascent of Kurt Lee opens a new chapter in American military history.
From the first Chinese immigrants who built the western railroads, to the relocation and internment of Japanese Americans in WW II, the story of Asian-Americans in American history is one of pride, perseverance, tragedy and triumph.