Defense positions, U.S. Security Platoon of Regimental Headquarters in Sui-ri, Korea during Korean War. Tents set up in area. U.S. 24th Division, 19th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion soldiers stand around. Tracked vehicle with sandbags on either side of it. A soldier with a gun ready in dugout flanked by sandbags and log top.
U.S. 24th Division, 19th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion unit at Defense positions, U.S. Security Platoon of Regimental Headquarters in Sui-ri, Korea during Korean War. Tank units withdraw from defense positions and proceed along dirt road.
U.S. 24th Division, 19th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion unit at Defense positions, U.S. Security Platoon of Regimental Headquarters in Sui-ri, Korea during Korean War. A Korean man plays harmonica. U.S. enlisted men relaxing. Two enlisted men clean breech of an M20 recoilless rifle placed underneath camouflage made of branches.
Spring offensive during the Korean War. An animated map of Korea shows the position of United Nation forces behind the 38th Parallel. Events and attack from 20th April, 1951 to May 20th 1951. Chinese forces launch a Spring offensive on 23rd April, 1951. Another Red offensive is launched around the Hwachon Reservoir area. United Nation forces are forced back and move towards south. Later they recover some ground around Seoul. Second phase of Spring offensive being launched around Chunchon in the Central sector of Korea. Later the UN forces strengthen their position in Central part of Korea.
President Harry S Truman awards Congressional Medals of Honor at the White House in Washington DC. A gathering at the White House. Officials and awardees with their families. The recipients are Marine Captain Carl Sitter (standing left of the President when all three men are together) and Reginald Myers (standing right of the President). The President awards the Medal of Honor to each of the two officers. The officers shake hands and pose with the President. Officers with their families after receiving the Medals. Sitter holding his son and pictured with his wife. Myers' wife, Margaret, and daughter, Susan, and son, Scott. Myers holding his son, Scott. Major Myers was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor while serving as Executive Officer, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, in the vicinity of HAGARU-RI, KOREA, November 29, 1950, while commanding a group of 80 men who were stragglers and missing from other units. Major Myers' makeshift unit successfully denied the Chinese Communists the possession of EAST HILL, which dominated the key crossroads in the withdrawal -- attack in another direction -- by U.S. Marines and Army units from the Chosin Reservoir. Captain Sitter's unit relieved Major Myers' unit in the same battle. Sitter received e medal for his actions as a commanding officer during a two-day battle at Hagaru-Ki, Korea in November 1950. The fighting lasted 36 hours, and Sitter endured grenade burns to his face, arms and chest. He refused to evacuate as the fight continued. More than half of his company was killed, wounded or captured, but a successful defense of the area was mounted by U.S. soldiers.
Major events of the year 1951. War takes place in Korea. Artillery fired and Koreans captured. News paper headline symbolizes removal of General MacArthur as the Chief of the United Nations forces in Korea. General Matthew Ridgway takes over as the Chief of the United Nations forces. Dead prisoners of war lined up. General Eisenhower with Korean representatives in Korea as they sign an agreement for a buffer zone. (Korean War)