Biography

 

Walden, Roger [Capt CO F24thIR]

 

September 1, 1950

When the NKPA  6th Division struck the 24th Infantry on September 1, the Army historian wrote, "most of the 2nd Battalion . . . fled its positions" and was soon "no longer an effective fighting force."[9-10] This opened a gap in the 25th Division front through which the two NKPA regiments poured, endangering the whole 25th Division and its supply base at Haman. But the commander of the 2/24's F Company, paratrooper Roger Walden, whom the historian did not interview, took issue with the official account: