The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 2, 1955 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

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PAGE TWBLTB BLYTHETTLLE. (ARK.y COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1MB v. 'Fighting 1st' Marines Head for a Strange Beachhead Home-US By MURRAY FROMSOX SEOUL, Korea (AP) — The U. S. 1st Marine Division is heading for a new, strange beachhead — home. The division's last contingents Army scoffed at the lumbering Resigned to Korea are en rouie to thermal boots, the Marines ordered i left last weekend aboard five transports. The Army's 24th Division, redeployed from Japan, feplacing them. The Fighting 1st came into existence in the 1942 staging preparations for Guadalcanal. The Leaih- er/iecks were known as the Pacific war's island hoppers. They weren't supposed to stick around long enough to fight a land war. But they did in Korea — three years storming; up and down Korean hills. They suffered 28,205 killed, wounded and missing. Then the division stayed through the postarmistice period to help the Koreans rebuild homes churches, schools and lives. Tied down in the battle for the Naktong bulge of southeast Korea in the early months of the war, they got back to their element— amphibious warfare Sept .16, 1950. They spearheaded a 40,000- man invasion force in the daring Inchon landing. But from then on, it was slow and bloody—an indication of what thjp next three years were to be like. The Leathernecks had the dirty but. necessary job of taking Seoul from an enemy ordered to stand and die. There was never too much love lost between the Leathernecks and the rest of the 8th Army. But the Marines fought as an integral part of the Army through the war— except for one bitter phase. That was in Decemoer 1950. The Halls of Montezuma never looked farther away. A few hundred yards ahead lay the Changjin Reservoir. Ringing the hills were 10 divisions of the Chinese Communist army waiting 1 to crush the Leathernecks in a gigantic vise. The Marines contended they were sold short— forced to go it alone as temperatures dropped to 40 below zero. Their trust Ml rifles, which under normal circumstances might have stopped the Chinese, failed to fire. The division suffered 3,500 casualties, more than half from frostbite, before it pulled back to the sea. Taught A Lesson The Changjin Reservoir taught a lesson: their island-hopping equipment was to no avail in Korea. They tried innovations. While the them in bunches from the States. In the winter of 1951, the Marines reported a minimum number of frostbite cases. The Army, still using the old shoe-pacs, continued to suffer. The Marines put the helicopter to landing within enemy rifle range [o airlift wounded to rear area hospitals. The Army followed suit later. And in November 1951, an entire Marine battalion was airlifted by helicopter from a reserve position to the front lines—only a few hundred yards from North Korean troops! Other "firsts" followed for the division. The most prominent experiment was with the armored vest—and it now seems here to stay as standard military equipment. It saved many Marine lives. Forty-two Marines won the Medal of Honor in Korea. Lad, 1, to Join Army to Give Help to General CHICAGO (&)— Little Robert Noreen. who recently volunteered for part-time help to the Army, will "join" the Army tomorrow to help a general. Bob. a 7-year-old second-grader, had written Lt. Gen. Hobart R. Gay. 5th Army commander, saying he wanted to "sweep floors and wash dishes" on Saturdays for the Army. Gen. Gay had to reject Bob's offer but the boy will get his chance to be an Army man for ialf a day. He'll have chow with the 5th Army headquarters enlist:1 men and attend the Midwest rejniere of a movie, "The Long •ray Line," filmed at West Point. Preceding the movie. Bob will be with Gen. Gay in viewing a pa- •ade. DORMANT FUJI Mount Fuji, sacred volcano of Japan, has not erupted for 250 years. 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