Place Names

Iryong-ni, South Korea

In the meantime, and pursuant to General Walker's order on the 11th, Colonel Murch's 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, had been engaged in helping to clear the enemy from the area south of Yŏngsan-ni,. On the 11th Murch's battalion departed from its assembly area near Masan and rolled north toward the Naktong River. A steady stream of Korean refugees clogged the road. As the battalion pushed its way through this traffic a refugee cart overturned, exposing about fifteen rifles and several bags of ammunition. Approximately twelve North Korean soldiers disguised as refugees accompanying it fled across an open field. Infantrymen near the scene killed eight of them. Continuing on, Murch's battalion engaged and dispersed an estimated 200 enemy troops near Iryong-ni, a few miles south of the Naktong River bridge.