Korean War

Korea: 1951-52

A patrol from the 7th Marines crosses a stream in central Korea, circa 1951. From the Korean War Collection (COLL/3089) at the Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections. Initially I was thrilled about my assignment to the 1st Provisional Historical Platoon because that meant I would soon see...

The Reserve Call-Up in 1950

Marine Corps Historical Reference Pamphlet: "MOBILIZATION OF THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE IN THE KOREAN CONFLICT, 1950-1951" One morning at Parris Island walking from H&S Battalion to my office I noticed heavy activity in the vicinity of the 2dBn. drill fields and the parade deck. Hundreds of...
Headnote Quick Shots Around the Corps * American Forces Press Service reports that the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office announced Aug. 9 that the remains of a U.S. servicemember missing from the Korean War have been identified.
CONFLICT, The History of the Korean War, by Robert Leckie; G. P. Putnam's Sons. Price $6.95 This meticulously documented and exciting book, written by a journalist and former Marine, is a full scale account of the Korean War in all its military, political, and human aspects. This war has been...
Giants of the Corps: General Lewis B. Puller (1)
More than 1,500 Marines and former Marines found their way to a remote grave site near Saluda, Va., when Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller was laid to rest in a church cemetery near his home.
Books reviewed in this column may be purchased through the Marine Corps Association Bookservice at the prices listed for MCA members and non-members. Subscribers to Leatherneck and the Marine Corps GAZETTE may order books at MCA members' prices. Please include $1.00 for shipping and handling, plus...
CHOSIN: Heroic Ordeal of the Korean War. By Eric Hammel. Published by Vanguard Press, Inc. $22.50 MCA Members. $25.00 Non-members. Stock #0856. "Dawn of November 29 found a battalion of Chinese and one Marine radioman. . .Private First Class Bruno Podolak. . .on the commanding ridgeline." Thus...
HEY, MAC, WHERE YA BEEN? Living Memories of the U.S. Marines in the Korean War. By Henry Berry. Published by St. Martin's Press. 323 pages. $20.65 MCA Members. $22.95 Non-members. Stock #01772-3. Gather up a group of warriors, tape-record their interviews, and transcribe their experiences into book...
Books reveiwed in his column may be purchased through the Marine Corps Association Bookservice at the prices listed for MCA members and non-members. Subscribers to Leatherneck and the Marine Corps GAZETTE may order books at MCA members prices. Please include $1.00 for shipping and handling. plus 50...
During the last week of June 1950, the North Korean People's Army (NKPA) moved southward against little or no resistance. About the only thing slowing the NKPA was that the roads were overflowing with refugees fleeing south, in front of the oncoming Communist tide. Seoul, the capital of the...

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