Unit Details

3rd Battalion 24th Infantry Regiment [3bn24thIR]

  

3rd Battalion

Headquarters Company

CO  Commanding Officer

Rank Name From To Status
 Lt. Col. Samuel Pierce, Jr.   8/7/50 WIA
Lt. Col. John T. Corley 8/12/50    

XO Executive Officer

Rank Name From To Status
   Maj. Tony J. Raibl      
             

S-1 Personnel

Rank Name From To Status
 Maj.  John R. Wooldridge      
             

S-2 Intelligence

Rank Name From To Status
             
             

S-3 Plan sand Operations

Rank Name From To Status
             
 2nd Lt.  Roscoe Dann      

S-4 Logistics

Rank Name From To Status
             
             

I Company

I Company

Rank Name From To Status
             
 2ndLt  Reginald J. Sapenter      

K Company

K Company

Rank Name From To Status
    1st Lt. Jasper R. Johnson         
             
On August 20, the regimental left, a ROK patrol from K Company's position on Sobuk-san had the luck to capture the commanding officer of the N.K. 15th Regiment but, unfortunately, he was killed a few minutes later while trying to escape. The patrol removed important documents from his body.

L Company

L Company
1st platoon
Rank Name From To Status
             
             
2nd Platoon
Rank Name From To Status
             
             
3rd platoon
Rank Name From To Status
        1
        2
        3
        4
        5
        6
        7
        8
2ndLt Ted Swett   8/21 9th WIA
         

M Weapons Company

M Weapons Company

Rank Name From To Status
  PFC William Thompson        8/7/50  KIA MOH
             

Medical Detachment

Medical Detachment

Rank Name From To Status
             
             

Transportation Company

Transportation Company

Rank Name From To Status
             
             

 

Unit Info

 

[Horton V.] White gave the Yech'ŏn mission to a battalion combat team (BCT) built around the 3/24, commanded by Samuel Pierce, Jr. The 3/24 had earlier patrolled Yech'ŏn and knew the terrain.

July 20, 1950

Moving up aggressively on July 20, the 3/24 BCT promptly encountered heavy NKPA mortar, machinegun, and rifle fire. Deploying his three rifle companies (I, K, L) to the south and west of Yech'ŏn, and backed by the heavy weapons company (M), Pierce bivouacked for the night, and planned a textbook assault on Yech'ŏn on the following day.[6-23]