Biography

Forney, Edward H.
[Col. Amphibious 1stMD]

1st_MarDiv_USMC of the Marine Corps, on liaison duty with the X Corps as an amphibious-movement expert Chosin Col. Edward H. Forney of the Marine Corps, an expert on amphibious operations, was selected to work with the 1st Cavalry Division on plans for the operation.
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It was understood from the beginning that the Special Plans Staff, headed by General Ruffner, would be the nucleus of the future X Corps staff. In order to have the benefit of specialized amphibious knowledge, ten Marine and two Navy officers of TTU Mobile training Team Able were assigned on 19 August:

  1. Col E. H. Forney: Deputy Chief of Staff
  2. LtCol J. Tabor: Asst Coordinator, FSCC
  3. LtCol C. E. Warren: Asst G4
  4. Maj J. N. McLaughlin: Asst G3
  5. Maj J. F. Warner: Asst G3
  6. Maj C. P. Weiland: Air Officer, FSCC
  7. Maj V. H. Vogel: Asst G4
  8. Capt H. S. Coppedge: Asst G2
  9. Capt T. A. Manion: Asst Signal Officer, FSCC
  10. Capt V. J. Robinson: Target Info Officer
  11. Lt L. N. Lay, USN: Asst Surgeon
  12. Lt W. A. Sheltren, USN: Asst NGF Officer, FSCC[10]

These officers did not begin their new assignment in time to contribute to the preliminary X Corps overall scheme of maneuver.

 

While General Fellers returned to the U.S. in late August, his team continued to perform important services until it was returned to the U.S. in December, 1951.