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Hardcover Forgotten Warriors: The 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, the Corps Ethos, and the Korean War Book

ISBN: 0700617329

ISBN13: 9780700617326

Forgotten Warriors: The 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, the Corps Ethos, and the Korean War

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When the Korean War broke out in 1950, the Marine Corps was ordered to deploy an air-ground brigade in less than ten days, even though no such brigade existed at the time. Assembled from the woefully understrength 1st Marine Division and 1st Marine Air Wing units, the Brigade shipped out only six days after activation, sailed directly to Korea, was in combat within ninety-six hours of landing and, despite these enormous handicaps and numerically superior...

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