(28) MacArthur's plan called for withdrawing the Marine brigade from EUSAK while EUSAK was still engaged in hard fighting, attempting to hold back North Korea's Great Naktong
Korean War History 5: Defense of Naktong
troops withdrew east of the Naktong
River in the southeast corner of the Korean peninsula to regroup and establish the final line of defense around the city of Taegu and Pusan, known as the Pusan perimeter.
Chapter 3 traces the brigade's efforts to beat back North Korean advances farther north, near the Naktong
River, on August 17-19, and again on September 3-5.
History doubted the contribution of the Regiment's Black Soldiers, and Roy Appleman's official Army historySouth to Naktong
, North to the Yalu told a "not too glamorous" story of the 24th Infantry Regiment's actions in 1950-1951.
Appleman, South to the Naktong
, North to the Yalu (June-November 1950) (Department of the Army: Washington, 1961), pp.
[and] the Company had to leave, pulling back to the Naktong
The last chance for the Americans to prevent themselves from being swept into the sea was to defend the high ground along the Naktong
In the summer of 1950, United Nations forces were boxed into an area behind the Naktong
River that was only 50 miles wide by 80 miles long.
Marine Corps veteran of the Korean conflict and participated in action against aggressor forces along the Naktong
Kang River line and the assault and seizure of Inchon, Korea.
A morning fog rolls into the Naktong
River Valley in South Korea.
Then another Korean veteran describes the bitter Naktong
River battle, where the 1st ROK Division held the line, gaining time for the UN forces to obtain the offensive.