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19500901 0200 24sn

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In the middle of the 25th Division line, south of the 35th Infantry, the enemy breakthrough at Haman became a terrifying fact to the division headquarters after daylight, 1 September. General Kean, commanding the division, telephoned Eighth Army headquarters and requested permission to commit, at once, the entire 27th Infantry Regiment, just arrived at Masan the previous evening and still held in Eighth Army reserve.

General Walker denied this request, but did release one battalion of the regiment to General Kean's control. [24-58] General Kean immediately dispatched Colonel Check's 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry-which had been alerted as early as 0200-from its assembly area near Masan toward Haman, to be attached to the 24th Infantry upon arrival at Colonel Champney's [sp] command post.

 

Colonel Check's 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry-which had been alerted as early as 0200 by Kean