"The U.S. took desperate measures to hold on in Korea. Troops from Pacific bases and fresh infantrymen arriving from the U.S. went into battle immediately to bolster the three U.S. divisions fighting against 10 Red divisions. In one of the few such orders in U.S. military history, G.I.'s were told to hold the line or die.
The possibility of W.W. III was a subject very much on the minds of Americans during the summer of 1950; by September an article appeared in print forecasting just how such a contest might begin - click here to read it.
Click here to read about the expanded roll that the U.S. Navy played during the Korean War.