Today in History: The Chosin Reservoir

71 years ago on November 27th 1950 the Chosin Reservoir kicked off. Pitting the 1st Marine Division against multiple Chinese divisions. Web gear was a mix of WWII and post war. And even though 30 round mags were around for the carbine most see to have been using 15 rounders. One thing to note is …

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Today In History: The 7th ID Reaches The Yalu River

71 years ago today on November 21st 1950, the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry, occupied Hyesanjin, and the banks of the Yalu River. This would be the farthest north US units would make it during the Korean War. Technically the farthest north of any UN unit was the ROK Capital Division, but due to the angle …

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Today in History: Marine Raiders Land on Bougainville

78 years ago today, November 1st, 1943, men of the 2nd and 3rd Marine Raider Battalions landed at Cape Torokina and Puruata Island as the opening phase of Operation Cherry Blossom. For Bougainville the 2nd and 3rd Raider Battalion were organized into the 2nd Raider Regiment. After the landing the Raiders pushed inland against light …

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The Battle of Triangle Hill: Photo Analysis

This will be a bit short as there are few surviving photos from the battle and many of the ones I had in the previous post would have been somewhat redundant on what was highlighted. Interestingly that even in late 1952 there were still a fair amount of WWII pattern gear being worn. Here we …

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Today in History: Battle of Triangle Hill

69 years ago today, October 14th 1952, the Battle of Triangle Hill began. The Battle of Triangle Hill, also known as Operation Showdown was part of UN attempts to gain control of "The Iron Triangle", and took place from 14 October to 25 November 1952. The original plan for Operation Showdown called for simultaneous attacks on both …

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