War: From the Naktong

On the southern front, the job of leading the breakthrough from the Naktong went to Lieut. Robert W. Baker, 25, hamhanded, barrel-chested commander of Company C, yoth Tank Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division.

On Tuesday morning Baker received an order to head northward from Poun and keep going until he linked up with the U.S. 7th Division. At 11:30 a.m., his company took off—three Sherman tanks, preceded by three intelligence and reconnaissance jeeps. At Chongju, a group of weeping women told Baker's dust-stained men that the Reds in the town were holding their husbands and...

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