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A Republic of Korea soldier, left, and an American officer search the pockets of a dead Communist soldier left behind by retreating Communist troops during U.S. Marines' counterattack against enemy in hills near Yongsan, Korea, on Sept. 4, 1950, in the Korean War. An enemy tank, one of several knocked out during battle, burns in the background. (AP Photo)

A Republic of Korea soldier, left, and an American officer search the pockets of a dead Communist soldier left behind by retreating Communist troops during U.S. Marines' counterattack against enemy in hills near Yongsan, Korea, on Sept. 4, 1950, in the Korean War. An enemy tank, one of several knocked out during battle, burns in the background. (AP Photo)

1st Marine Division - Chosin Few - 1950  Marines Take a Break on the Breakout  These young heroes can still give a smile for the camera. Try lugging that mortar base and tube in temperatures of -45 degrees F.

Marine Division - Chosin Few - 1950 Marines Take a Break on the Breakout These young heroes can still give a smile for the camera. Try lugging that mortar base and tube in temperatures of degrees F.

“Fiery Destroyer—As the First Marine Division advances in Korea, the flamethrower is used to deny communist infiltrators a hiding place.” 5 May 1951

“Fiery Destroyer—As the First Marine Division advances in Korea, the flamethrower is used to deny communist infiltrators a hiding place.” 5 May 1951 From the Photograph Collection Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections OFFICIAL USMC PHOTO

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5 September 1951 - Holding their trousers high, Marines ford a stream while on patrol in the 'Punchbowl Valley' area of the eastern front in Korea. The Marines encountered no resistance on the patrol and United Nations troops gained control of the area.

***** Airborne Operation during Korean War.***** During Korea War, US 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team had 2 paratrooper operation during Korean War.(Google & Young Ki Moon) 2) Munsan-ni Operation.("Operation TomHawk".)--Mar.21,1951 Photo 1--- 187 RCT troops are ready near Seoul,Korea. Photo 2-- 187 RCT joined with M-24 Chaffee,24th Div. as planned operation.

The Chaffee was the standard U. light tank in the US inventory in Several provisional tank units were formed using it by stripping reconnaissance units.

A marine air-observer team guides a marine Corsair in for a strike on an  enemy-held hill. During the Korean War the “black Corsairs” were highly praised by army and  marines alike for their precision strikes on targets and their extremely  close support of forward units.

A marine air-observer team guides a marine Corsair in for a strike on an enemy-held hill. The “black Corsairs” were highly praised by army and marines alike for their precision strikes on targets and their extremely close support of forward units.

Korean War American soldiers in the trenches, Korea, 1950. Courtesy Everett/CSU Archives

Korean War American Soldiers Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Korean War American soldiers in the trenches, Korea, Courtesy Everett/CSU Archives

Soldiers of the UN Forces fighting in the streets of Seoul/20 September 1950

- KOREAN CONFLICT A member of the United Nations troops fires a submachine gun on Communist-led North Korean forces, during fighting in streets of Seoul. Signal Corps Photo (Strickland and Romanowski)

1950, communist china, the korean war, yalu river, the people's volunteer army, pva, 38th parallel, south korea, u.n. troops

as american and south korean troops crossed the parallel chinese chairman mao zedong received a plea from kim il sung for direct military help. mao would cooperate under the circumstances that the soviets would provide air power which stalin agreed to do.

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