There is more to more to Trumans distaste of the
Marine then is being told.
When financial resources were low for military
budgets there was a lot of harsh
words going on. Especially the arbitrage and
asset stripping that was going on with
the large companies. It ws brutal and political.
Very few survived today intact.
Such as GM, Hughes,
Ford, Boeing, IBM...and a few others.
During his tenure the DoD, CIA and USAF were
All were new Government
(BTW are there any others I missed that were
I am interested in the intent of Truman ire
toward the Marines.
Hate is not a reason. Something drove the
as there were many who were trying to disolve the
Not to mention the ire of those who tried to
prevent the USAF from forming.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 2:34
Subject: Re: Kunsan and Inchon landings,
Sept 12 & 15, 1950
I remember those
remarks.....Truman always denigrated the Corps, and hated Army West Pointers
almost as much, since he had failed to get into the Point. As a Marine in the
First Battalion, we sent a letter requesting Police Badges and whistles since
Truman insisted on calling Korea a Police Action.
Thank you for your
In a message dated
9/8/2003 10:32:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com
The Inchon Landing secured the
future of the Marine Corps, which had been
considered no longer viable and facing disbanding
and integration into the
other branches. As a consequence of the landing and the battle at
public law was passed by both houses, declaring that this
maintain a Marine Corps of three divisions and attached Air
Ed Evanhoe wrote:
>We're coming up on the 53rd
anniversary of landing at Kunsan and the Inchon
>landing. Anyone have any thoughts of
Korea had two forgotten wars. The main one
was the war itself the second was a war that Truman leveled against the
Marine Corps in the early part of the war. Many people forget or just don' t
know that the 5th Marine Brigade was already engaged at the Pusan Perimeter,
the 1st Marine Regiment was in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on its way to
the Inchon Landing and the 7th Marine Regiment was on it way from Europe and
other places to join the 5th and 1st Marines in Korea when President Truman
unleashed a brutal verbal assault against the integrity of the Marine
My company was part of the 1st
Marine Regiment on a ship (US Noble APA-218) on the high seas on the way to
Inchon when Truman made his nasty verbal assault against the Marine Corps. I
heard Truman's remarks first hand because the ship piped all the news from
the States over its PA system. To the Marines who heard Truman's remarks --
his words had more of a detrimental effect on their moral than almost
anything we faced in Korea. Once a Truman fan after hearing his remarks I
never was a fan of his again.