Notes

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Korean_War


The 1st Battalion received about 150 of the replacements just before dark and Colonel Rhea immediately assigned them to companies. Some died without ever appearing on the company rosters.

The 2nd Battalion received an approximately equal number of replacements, and they, too, reached the rifle companies about dusk.

Of the sixty replacements assigned to G Company, four or five became casualties before they reached the company position.

Captain Barszcz had pleaded in vain with the battalion executive against sending replacements to him in the midst of action. He believed that they not only would be a burden to him but that many of them would be casualties. In the battle that night both fears became reality. [13-61]