The enemy paused but briefly after the capture of Taejŏn. After a day's rest in that town, which it had helped to capture, the N.K. 3rd Division departed the city on 22 July, advancing down the main highway toward Taegu. The next morning, 23 July, the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, in front of Yŏngdong, reported it had destroyed three enemy T34 tanks with 3.5-inch rocket launchers in its first use of that weapon. [12-38] The enemy division was closing with the 1st Cavalry Division for the battle for Yŏngdong.
[12-Caption] CAVALRYMEN PREPARING FOR ACTION in the bitter fighting at Yŏngdong. Artillery bursts on enemy positions are visible in the background.
During 23 July the 7th and 9th Regiments of the N.K. 3rd Division began their attack on the Yŏngdong positions. The enemy made his first penetration southwest of Yŏngdong, establishing a roadblock a mile and a half behind the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, at the same time other units heavily engaged the 1st Battalion northwest of Yŏngdong in frontal attack.