43-year-old RA CPL Nile H. Marsh, Headquarters Battery, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, was a rifleman stationed at the northern inlet into the Chosin when the attack began on Nov. 27-28. The breakout was on Dec. 1. Nile was in the convoy until the third blockade and by foot on the frozen Chosin to Hagaru-ri. He was then flown to Hungnam by a UN small plane.
Nile wrote three letters. The first was on USS Consolation on 12-05-1950. He was shipped to Japan, flown to Hawaii, then stateside to Battle Creek, Mich. Nile passed away on 12-20-1981. He is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. His death certificare lists his place of birth at "out-of-state."