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In early Sep 1950, the 25th Infantry Division's commander, Major General William B. Kean, recommended to 8th Army Hqs that the 24INF be relieved of frontline combat service. This recommendation was ignored by the late General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and, subsequently, the record shows that the 24INF fought at least as well as other American regiments during the remainder of its last tour of duty until deactivated 10-1-1951.

 

During 1951, back in the US, the 24th's famous CO, the late Brigadier General John T. Corley, sought to dispel others criticism by pointing out that in action "exceeding in roughness" anything he had witnessed in Europe 24th Infantrymen had fought as well as his own 1INF Division soldiers during WW2. But then-Col Corley was ordered to cease demonstrating his regard for his Korean War regiment by General Mark W. Clark because, reportedly, "some people in high places" were beginning to become alarmed.