A word needs to be said about the men of the 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry, and the 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry, who were driven from or left their positions west of Taejŏn during the morning of 20 July and climbed into the hills south of the Nonsan road. Most of them escaped. These men traveled all night. One large party of 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry, troops, which included Captain Barszcz' G Company, 19th Infantry, was led by Captain Marks.
It passed through Kŭmsan, where a few small parties turned east toward Yŏngdong. But the main party continued south, believing the enemy might have cut the road eastward.
On the 23rd this group [of the men of the 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry, and the 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry] encountered some ROK trucks and shuttled south in them until they broke down.