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50 years ago today - 1-7 Oct 1950
Don et al,
A short synopsis of 1-7 Oct: Very little major action took place during
this period as US/UN forces moved into position along the 38th Parallel
preparing to cross into North Korea. The exception being ROK forces on
the east coast whose patrols had crossed the Parallel on 30 Sept and
crossed in force 1 Oct. By 7 Oct they were close to the 39th Parallel.
In the south, ROK and US IX Corps troops were mopping up by-passed
North Korean troops or had them contained in the rugged Chiri Mountains.
Other North Korean troops and units were making their way north through
the Taebaek Mountains in the central-east coast area. Approximately
50,000 North Korean soldiers were captured during this period. Of these,
some 60% were South Koreans who had been conscripted by the North
Koreans and forced into service. This posed a problem for the South Koreans
because they didn't know if they could trust these men or believe their
In the end, South Korea solved this problem by conscripting most of them
and sending them to ROK infantry units.
(I'll try to pick up the chronology again on the 8th.)
At 10:02 AM 10/1/00 -0400, you wrote:
> I've enjoyed "50 Years Ago Today" and I'm looking forward to it's
>I was in Korea 1950 to 1951 with the 25th Division. It's great to be able to
>relive that time of my life through your chronological report. Thanks for all
>of your effort.
> Don Duquette
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