The World: The G.I.s: 60,000 Miles to Breakfast

To earn their breakfast, the 15,000 G.l.s of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division collectively run some 60,000 miles every morning—4 miles per man (including officers) in at least 32 minutes. The division has good reason for keeping its men in top shape: it defends a 500-sq.-mi. area bestriding the Uijongbu Corridor, traditional invasion route to Seoul and a mere 15 miles from the DMZ.

The men of the 2nd account for roughly one-third of the 42,000 U.S. servicemen still stationed in South Korea. Strung out across 159 installations, exposed to sub-zero cold and vulnerable...

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