MEN AT WAR: Buddies

Since their first disastrous defeats at the hands of the Red invaders early in the war, the South Koreans have shown they can fight with skill and courage if given the right arms and leadership. In many a bitter battle, South Korean units have acquitted themselves well and valiantly alongside U.S. units. By last week, the alliance had become even closer. As an experiment, South Korean soldiers had been taken into several U.S. regiments. Said one U.S. infantryman, after seeing action with South Koreans on a patrol northwest of Taegu: "We'll take them as fighting buddies any day."

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