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A brief history of the 11th Marines by U.S. Marine Corps, 2 Lt Robert Emmet USMCR

By U.S. Marine Corps, 2 Lt Robert Emmet USMCR

A quick background of the eleventh Marines is a concise narrative of the actions of the regiment considering its preliminary association. reliable documents and acceptable historic works have been utilized in compiling this chronicle, that is released for the knowledge of these attracted to the background of these occasions within which the eleventh Marines participated.

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It' became . a static war . The Marines ran many patrols, took a few casualties, and gaine d little . At midnight, 31 December, . the 11th along with other artillery and naval gunfire fired a New Year's toast to the enemy . Nothingg different happened in January and February 1952 . in the frozen mountains . As, the new year . began, the - Korean -, Marine Corps organized a new , artillery battalion, consisting of two 105mm -and two . 155mm ho w itzer batteries .. This battalion was placed in the Punchbowl with ;the 11th Marines, on 9 .

The 4th Battalion, with its 155s, was in general support . : The artillery was-forced to displace, frequently in the first day s after landing because of the rapid advances made by the infantry . The 11th always displaced one battery at a time so that good support could be provided at all times . Ammunition resupply wa s 34 very good at this time, and the 11th broke up many . enemy troo p concentrations along the Inchon-Seoul highway . Communication s were initially the greatest problem for the llth because of the great number of inexperienced men handling worn-out equipment .

Took on replacements-and . did some training . s t `Cavalry Division and crossed the :38th Parallel moving north . st Cavalry . Division, regaining control'of - 38 The offensive . CC F `RCT-7 . rallied and smashed through:the'6th Republic of Korea . (ROK).. the left of-the 1st Marine Division . the CCF,Spring Offensive of 1951 in, . for live bodies. The : first , four days were tough, especially for RCT-l . and 2/11,-which . n. There' was- :intense pressure . voluminou s fire of 2/11 prevented .

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