December 1997

The Yellow Sea: Fifth Marines Return to China

Volume 80, Issue 12

When 1st Battalion, 5th Marines left China in 1947, Communism was on the rise and the fate of the country was uncertain. Fifty years later, leathernecks of 1st Battalion Landing Team, Fifth Marine Regiment, the ground combat element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, returned to the "Middle Kingdom" to spread goodwill and foster positive relations by reaching out to their Chinese counterparts.

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