The Story Of The Th Infantry Regiment In Korea Is A Difficult One, Both For The Veterans Of The Unit And For The Army In The Early Weeks Of The Korean War, Most American Military Units Experienced Problems As The US Army Attempted To Transform Understrength, Ill Equipped, And Inadequately Trained Forces Into An Effective Combat Team While At The Same Time Holding Back The Fierce Attacks Of An Aggressive And Well Prepared Opponent In Addition To The Problems Other Regiments Faced In Korea, The Th Infantry Also Had To Overcome The Effects Of Racial Prejudice Ultimately The Soldiers Of The Regiment, Despite Steadfast Courage On The Part Of Many, Paid The Price On The Battlefield For The Attitudes And Misguided Policies Of The Army And Their Nation Several Previously Published Histories Have Discussed What Happened To The Th Infantry This Book Tells Why It Happened In Doing So, It Offers Important Lessons For Today S Army The Army And The Nation Must Be Aware Of The Corrosive Effects Of Segregation And The Racial Prejudices That Accompanied It The Consequences Of That System Crippled The Trust And Mutual Confidence So Necessary Among The Soldiers And Leaders Of Combat Units And Weakened The Bonds That Held The Th Together, Producing Profound Effects On The Battlefield I Urge The Reader To Study And Reflect On The Insights Provided In The Chapters That Follow We Must Ensure That The Injustices And Misfortunes That Befell The Th Never Occur Again
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- 316 pages
- Black Soldier, White Army: The 24th Infantry Regiment in Korea
- William T. Bowers
- 08 October 2019 William T. Bowers