War: In Earnest

The first U.S. amphibious invasion force of the Korean war went ashore last week at the east coast port of Pohang, moved out swiftly to reinforce U.S. positions south of Taejon and (more importantly) to anchor the right flank of the U.S.-South Korean line. The men who landed at Pohang were members of the famed 1st Cavalry Division, the third U.S. division to be sent into battle in Korea. They were commanded by Major General Hobart R. Gay, a veteran armored force officer who served as chief of staff to General George S. Pattern's Third Army in World War II. At...

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