FIGHTING FORCES: They Also Serve

U.N. member nations continued to respond to the Security Council's appeal for armed forces to serve in Korea.

¶ In the Philippines, which had offered 5,000 men to General MacArthur, 20 Congressmen resolved to go along with the troops as a committee. Then they read the fine print of their own resolution: they had agreed to go as combat infantrymen. Nobody backed out, but, a Congressional skeptic scoffed: "Half of them will surely flunk the physical exams."

¶ Little Siam had called for 4,000 volunteers to fight in Korea. Last week the books were closed: 11,000 had volunteered. Of the surplus,...

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