Veterans History Project: Walt Churchill of Toledo
November 8, 2011
In an effort to preserve the stories of our nation's veterans, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) is collaborating with the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project (VHP), a nationwide project to collect and preserve personal stories from America's war veterans and those American civilians who served in support of them.
As part of the initiative to preserve America's history and heritage, Rep. Latta interviewed Walt Churchill, a former Marine who served in the Korean War and fought in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. According to the U.S. Marine Corps, "at the Chosin Reservoir, the 1st Marine Division found itself surrounded and outnumbered eight to one by the Chinese army. The worst weather in 50 years cut off air support and assaulted the Marines with snow, wind and temperatures of -40 degrees F."