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Re: Rewriting History
Per your request that I present info concerning the involvement of the 65th in the Chosin Battle outside of the perimeter: please see map at -----
In addition to the location of the 2d bn. 65th, please note location of TF Dog and the arrows noting their attack northward. Hungnam is a few miles south. I will go through my collection of materials and pull up portions that describe the actions of the 65th, especially the 2nd bn. The role of TF Dog has long been overlooked.
As to the Treadway Bridge, I believe that I said that TF Dog was just south of said bridge. I apologize if I said otherwise. The 65th was further south at Sudong. The various divisions of X-Corps began their orderly retreat towards Hungnam after the Marines march through their lines. Units of the 3rd div were the last to embark.
My reference to men retreating at various times was in reference to tactical situations, not entire regiments or divisions. Veterans in Korea often speak of more than often facing superior, in numbers, enemy forces. In some situations it was prudent to retreat. I am talking about a retreat which enabled then to consolidate and then attack again. I still have a question as to what really happened at Jackson Heights. My understanding is that the 90+ men did not run from an enemy attack. The just turned around and walked back, I know this will be unacceptable explanation. But I can't offer a better one because I am still trying to understand what happened. You also have to know what was happening to the unit around that time. You should also be aware that shortly before Jackson Heights a company of 100-men of the 65th were whipped out in their attempts to hold a position. A few wounded were able to roll down the hill to safety.
You better than I should know that sometimes things are not as they appear, especially in war.
Take of yourselve. Jose