COMMAND: Third Boss

This week the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division, which had taken the worst beating of any U.S. division in Red China's November offensive, had its third commander in six weeks. The new boss: Major General Clark Ruffner, 48, former chief of staff to the X Corps' Major General Edward Almond.

In December Major General Laurence Keiser, who had commanded the 2nd Division since its arrival in Korea last summer, was relieved of his command. The official reason was that Keiser had pneumonia. Keiser was replaced by red-faced, outspoken Major General Robert B. ("Uncle Bob") McClure, a top staff man...

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