I may be late to this, but I just watched the 2010 documentary “Chosin” which is completely narrated by veterans of the battle, both Marines and Army. This is easily the best documentary I’ve ever watched.
They describe how they weren’t ready for war, many were Reservists who hadn’t even been to boot camp when they climbed aboard ships to cross the Pacific. Their boot camp training was done on the ships. Each veteran graphically describes the battle at Chosin Reservoir from their particular perspective. They don’t hold back with their language or descriptions.
But I think their stories have value for today’s veterans returning from the current wars. They tell about their difficulties relating to the civilian world when they come back from their war – the same difficulty we all have. It may ring some familiar bells. The veterans also relate what they think of their service and express pride in South Korea and the place it holds in the world today.
The documentary is on Netflix, and I urge everyone to give it a look, especially the newest veterans among us. You won’t be disappointed, I promise.