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By September 5 the situation on Coulter's front had reached a crisis. On his right the NKPA 5th and 12th divisions had driven south to the outskirts of Kyongju. On his left, farther west, the NKPA 8th and 15th divisions were pushing the ROK 6th and 8th divisions back on Yongchon, posing the possibility that Coulter's forces would be cut off, encircled, and destroyed. In response to yet another call. for help, Walker committed Ned Moore's 19th Infantry and, hard on its heels, all available support units of the 24th Division, plus the black 3/9.[9-81]