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50 years ago today - 19 Aug 1950
August 19, 1950
At what was now being called "The Bowling Alley" by the troops, the North
Koreans launched a second attack against 27th Infantry positions at
approximate 2 a.m. Later that morning, 2 ROK regiments launched attacks
on the ridges above the 27th with some gains. While this was going on, the
23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division, moved into positions behind the 27th
establishing defensive positions around the American artillery battalions
and a short distance behind the 27th.
The 1st Provisional Marine Brigade is released from 24th Division control
and sent into 8th Army Reserve at Masan, where it remained until 1 Sept.
In the 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry regiment area the enemy again attacked
and another see-saw battle developed with positions being lost and
regained. At the end of the day all American units were back in their
The 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division arrives at Pusan and is
ordered to Miryang.
Ed Evanhoe, PO Box 916, Antlers, OK, 74523
Member: American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)
Author: DARKMOON: Eighth Army Special Operations in the Korean War
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