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Re: Race Relations and Korea
At 04:42 PM 4/6/2000 -0400, Ben Frank wrote:
>Marc, The Marine Corps went to war in Korea as an integrated outfit.
>Colonel Victor H. "Brute" Krulak was CO of the 5th Marines when Truman
>ordered the Services integrated, and I know for a fact that Krulak was way
>ahead of the other Marine commanders in obeying the order, and the others
>did so quickly also.
The Presidential order to integrate the armed forces came in 1948. Don
Gill states that he did not see black Marine riflemen, just truck drivers
and the like, when he was in Korea during the first six months of the War.
Krulak may well have integrated the 5th Marines, but what about the rest of
Secondly, I had specifically asked for the provenance of where MacArthur
apologized to Shepherd. They very rarely met, and that is why I am curious
about this remark. I understand Shepherd told you it was given, and I am
certain that it was said. But where, and when?
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