War: Buildup

Battling a tough, well-supplied enemy in Korea, Douglas MacArthur's undernourished Far East Command needed more planes, more transport and, most of all, more ground troops. Some of what was needed was on the way last week. Items: ¶On July 9, the 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington, was told to get ready for the Far East. On the same day antiaircraft units from both Fourth Army Headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Sixth Army Headquarters in San Francisco, were also alerted for Far Eastern duty.

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