Min Ki Sik [Col ROK]
Between November 1952 to September 1953, Betances served as the
Operations and Training Officer and Military Advisor to
General Min Ki Sik, who commanded the
Army of the Republic of Korea and was instrumental in
organizing and training four Infantry Divisions for the
Republic of Korea.
In defensive positions about
Colonel Wilson's men
were on the east side of the Nam River. Col. Min Ki Sik's remnants of the ROK
7th Division and a small force of South Korean marines were on the west side.
|Undaunted by these losses, the North Koreans
poured more troops into the area to continue the struggle. Time
was against them. They must prevail now before the U.N. forces
were built up to a level which would preclude a NKPA victory.
Astonishingly, they were able to maintain a high morale and keep
their troops supplied, in spite of the U.N. control of the air,
by moving men and material at night.
ROK Colonel Min Ki Sik
had formed a scratch force of regimental size (Task Force
Min), delayed their advance through the southwest, and added to
their ration problem by confiscating much of the rice in the
area and shipping it to Pusan. The NKPA was expected to live off