MEN AT WAR: The Dean Story

In July 1950, after one disastrous month of war, the South Korean army was shattered and demoralized; only elements of the U.S. 24th Division stood in the path of the Communists to Pusan and the sea. The American plan at that time was not to stop the Reds cold; that was impossible. The plan, drawn by Douglas MacArthur, was to slow them down by forcing them to deploy. That mission was entrusted to Major General William F. Dean, who had risen to be a division commander in the European theater of World War II. The mission was accomplished.

Dean was last...

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