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In a message dated 10/23/02 3:31:49 PM Pacific Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
To this can be added:
1950/06/29 Marine Commandant, General Clifton Cates "urged CNO Forrest Sherman to tell MacArthur that the Marine Corps could send at least one regiment to Korea.
1950/07/01 Admiral Sherman cabled "MacArthur (through Admiral Joy) that the Marine Corps wanted to send him a reinforced regiment. In Tokyo, Admiral C. Turner Joy found MacArthur delighted to make the request (to the JCS) for the general was already considering an amphibious attack behind the NKPA's lines. . . the JCS had not collectively ruled the Marines available or apporved Sherman's cable to Joy.
1950/07/03 The JCS and Truman approved the commitment of a Marine Brigade.
1950/0704 General Cates "ordereded Lieutenant General Lemuel Shepherd, CG FMFPAC to Tokyo to confer with MacArthur and Admiral Joy. Shepherd found MacArthur desperate for troops for an amphibious attack. . . ."
1950/07/10 The 1st Marine Division ordered the formation of the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, composed primarily of the reinforced 5th Marines and Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 33.
"At Shepherd's urging MacArthur asked the JCS to send him an entire Marine Division with supporting aircraft. Although pressed by MacArthur, Cates, Joy and Radford, the JCS took four weeks to decide to send the division to Korea, and even then the JCS wanted the 1st Marine Division to deploy without a third infantry regiment and, perhaps, without a companion air wing."
Allan Millett, Semper Fidelis, The History of the United States Marine Corps. pp. 477 - 479