2nd Battalion 5th Cavalry Regiment [2/5]
- S-1 Personnel
- S-2 Intelligence
- S-3 Plan sand Operations
- S-4 Logistics
- E Company
- F Company
- G Company
- H Weapons Company
- Medical Detachment
- Service Company
The outfit had been brought to Korea by West Pointer (1931)
Glenn F. Rogers, forty-three, but Rogers left almost
immediately for KMAG.
He was temporarily replaced by a 1/5 company commander, a
former enlisted man who had won a battlefield commission in World War II.
However, after merely two days he collapsed from heat and exhaustion, said: he
"couldn't go on," and evacuated himself as an NBC.
He was replaced by the able
Charles J. Parziale, but he was wounded almost immediately and
evacuated (he would return).
A cool, newly arrived, decorated (two Silver Stars, two
Purple Hearts) veteran of World War II,
James M. Gibson, twenty-nine, named S-3
of the battalion, attempted to hold the headquarters together.[6-45]