The Press: Be Back Possibly

Two years ago, William R. Moore, Associated Press deskman in New York, asked for a transfer to Korea, where he had served with U.S. occupation forces in 1946. On Moore's personnel card in New York, someone noted: "Gone to Korea. Be back in three years possibly."

Last week 40-year-old Correspondent Moore left the 24th Division command post between Masan and Chinju and headed for the front in a jeep. He never got there. Next day, the Americans withdrew from the area. At week's end, Bill Moore was still missing, the ninth newsman killed or missing while...

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