International: Disgrace of the 92

The U.S. 65th Infantry, a predominantly Puerto Rican outfit, won a respectable if unglamorous reputation during two years of fighting with the U.S. 3rd Division in Korea. The 65th's reputation was severely tarnished last week by a spare announcement reporting the biggest mass court-martial of its kind in the Korean war. The trial involved 97 members of the 65th who, in three separate actions last fall, were accused of "bugging out."

Of those accused, 92, including one officer, a lieutenant, were convicted of "misbehavior in action," "failure to obey orders," or "leaving the scene of action without proper authority." Four were acquitted;...

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