[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: 1st MarDiv to Korea by back channel
At 02:42 PM 11/1/02 EST, SDonell73@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 11/1/02 3:48:06 AM Pacific Standard Time,
>Gen MacArthur requested a major unit from the United States, he sought a
>Marine RCT with attached Air support.
>That may be the way the Army history puts it. But Marine histories tell a
>different story, with citations about what happened when and where.
I'm sorry, but all of the sources are uniform on this. It was in the
second or third message MacArthur sent to DOD that he requested a Marine
reinforced RCT. And he was most delighted when an entire Division was
offered to FEC. You might want to read Clay Blair's section on this, still
the most thorough single-volume history of the Korean War.
firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: +276/343-7315
Cha robh bąs fir gun ghrąs fir!