By Allan Reed Millett; Marine Corps Historical Center (U.S.)

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One suspects that Thomas saw no reason to squander one of his own Marine regiments on a forlorn hope. Colonel Kim Dae Sik accepted his assignment without a murmur, and the 1st Marine Division provided all the fire support it could possibly mount on behalf of the 1st KMC Regiment. Han Pon Haepyong Un Yongwon Han Haepyong! ) For five days (8-12 July), the Korean Marines—one battalion at a time—tried to take and hold Taeu-san but managed only to hang on to Hill 1001, a hillock only halfway to Taeu-san.

New chief of staff, Colonel Victor Thomas, who knew Byers, could H. Krulak, and the G-3, Colonel not have been happier. In World Richard W. Hayward, former comWar II, Byers had served with dis- tinction in the Southwest Pacific theater as commanding general, 32d Infantry Division, chief of staff of I Corps, and chief of staff of Eighth Army. He had then commanded the 82d Airborne Division, the Army's only combat-ready con- tingency force, before becoming the G-1 (Personnel) of the Army mander of the 5th Marines.

Some trucks still had to be diverted to lift troops to and from the front. In fact, the estimates for shells fell short of the actual expenditures, 24,000 tons (874,000 rounds) for X Corps in September 1951. Intelligence officers believed mination of the North Koreans that X Corps would need every shell it could find. The combat Division had requested 26 aircraft support the attack of 1 brought a pause of six days to 1st Marine Division operations. The around the Punchbowl revealed a system of defensive fortifications September.

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