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About Face Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 7-8 Summary

David Hackworth
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Chapter 7-8 Summary and Analysis

The Raiders were asked to assault Hill 400. Hackworth accepted the assignment even though other units had failed. They scouted the hill looking for a weak point. They had perfect weather conditions for their attack. The hill was better defended than they anticipated. Hackworth was injured in the attack but refused to leave until they took a prisoner. They took the hill but suffered heavy causalities and some fatalities. Only two men escaped without injuries.

The injured were treated at a MASH hospital and then transported to Pusan. Hackworth was sent to a Swedish Hospital where he spent his twenty-first birthday with arm and chest wounds. He returned to his unit as soon as he could. He met the new men and all the men involved in the attack on Hill 400 received awards. Hackworth was hospitalized again with an arm infection. By the time...

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