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The Battle of Outpost Harry (10 JUN – 18 JUN 1953) was one of the last engagements of the Korean War. A small hilltop artillery observation post in the vital “Iron Triangle,” Harry was manned primarily by a company from the 3d ID. Image
The Iron Triangle was a heavily fortified zone commanding the approach to Seoul, and Harry was one of the UN's most important observation posts in the area, allowing UN forces to view and call accurate artillery strikes against the Chinese Army.

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The Chinese planned to use indirect fire to soften the Harry’s defenses and pave the way for its capture. Meanwhile, the Americans used a series of interlocking fields of fire, pre-arranged artillery, barbed wire, and mines to cover the perimeter of their outpost.
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🧵 Let’s talk about renaming @FortBenning after LTG Hal Moore and his wife Julia.

Let’s discuss history, heritage, service, and sacrifice.
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Before you reply with the “I trained”, “It’ll always be”, “if you ever served”, “erasing our history”, or other weak and misguided arguments, let’s talk about why I have opinions:
A little history about my family, before we talk history about Benning vs Moore.

Yes, I too, trained at Fort Benning, commissioned through OCS at Fort Benning, earned my blue cord at Fort Benning, and commanded an infantry company on Sand Hill. #FollowMe
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He wanted to join the @USMC, but he was too short.

The paratroopers wouldn't have him either.

Reluctantly, he settled on the infantry, enlisting to become nothing less than one of the most-decorated heroes of #WorldWarII.

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He was Audie Murphy, the baby-faced Texas farmboy who was born #OnThisDay in 1924. He became a U.S. legend.

Murphy grew up on a sharecropper's farm in Hunt County, Texas.
Left at a very young age to help raise 10 brothers and sisters when his father deserted their mother, Audie was 16 when his mother died. He watched as his siblings were doled out to an orphanage or relatives.

Seeking an escape from that life in 1942, he looked to the #Marines.
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