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Re: 1st MarDiv to Korea by back channel
In a message dated 10/31/02 8:24:13 PM Pacific Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
No so curious. MacArthur needed combat troops and especially combat troops
trained in amphibious landings. The Marines filled the bill so, naturally,
he was enthusiastic
The curiousity comes in with why was he the only soldier able to recognize this capability and the necessity to retain such capabilities.
>>As for a cite about the Marine's strength on June 25,1950, you might check out W.E.B. Griffin's UNDER FIRE. He did a good job of painting a word picture of Marine strength and situation in 1950. I realize this is a fiction novel but Bill Butterworth (W.E.B. Griffin) is a sticker for historical facts to give his novels a "real" feel.<<
I've got a few of his books in my library, but have never gotten around to reading them. It's on my to do list, which is verrry long.