BATTLE OF KOREA: Shrinking Beachhead

Early last week, the last units of the X Corps column reached Hamhung after a skillful fighting retreat from the Changjin reservoir to the Sea of Japan. Some of the survivors wore colored silk scarves and hoods made from the parachutes of Major General William H. Tunner's life-saving airlift. Some of the marine dead were buried in a cemetery at Hamhung, under mounds of raw red clay topped by white crosses. The marine commander, Major General Oliver P. Smith, uttered a brief and moving tribute, chaplains of three faiths said prayers, a rifle salute rang out, a bugler sounded...

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