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By Dr Leo J. Daugherty III

Marines within the Korean struggle Commemorative Series.Discusses the contributions the British Marines and the Korean Marines made to the Allied Forces within the Korean warfare.

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If the swimmers found the bank clear of enemy activity, they would then signal the rest of the men to follow in tracked landing vehicles. Reconnaissance Marines would then seize the bridgehead formed by Hills 95, 125, and 51. After they secured these objectives, they would act as a covering force for Lieutenant Colonel Taplett’s 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, at 0400 that same morning. While the 5th Marines passed through the Reconnaissance Company, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, would follow in column at approximately 0600, with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, offensive against North Korean troops occupying Seoul, South Korea’s capital city.

However, by evening all of the missing had been located. This would be the only success the NKPA achieved during the Pohang counter-guerrilla campaign. In a follow-on assault, the battalion avenged the previous day’s actions as it succeeded in taking the same position. In a sign of the ever-increasing sophistication, Lieutenant Colonel Ryen skillfully called in close air support from Marine aircraft of Marine Night Fighter Squadron 513, which bombed and rocketed the NKPA’s positions. Once again the NKPA fled.

This would be the only success the NKPA achieved during the Pohang counter-guerrilla campaign. In a follow-on assault, the battalion avenged the previous day’s actions as it succeeded in taking the same position. In a sign of the ever-increasing sophistication, Lieutenant Colonel Ryen skillfully called in close air support from Marine aircraft of Marine Night Fighter Squadron 513, which bombed and rocketed the NKPA’s positions. Once again the NKPA fled. The presence of the aircraft was a great boost to Korean morale.

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