Withdrawal sequence from
December 15, 1st Marine Division
withdrew from Hungnam, while the 3rd Infantry
Division provided a defensive covering force
against increasing CPVA attacks. In the west, the
Eighth Army established a defense line along the
Imjin River north of Seoul.
December 17, Republic of Korea
(ROK) I Corps and U.S. X Corps (headquarters)
December 20 The last of the 7th
Infantry Division troops embarked, leaving only 3rd
Infantry Division to hold the reduced perimeter.
U.N. Command imposes press censorship on all allied
journalists in Korea.
December 21. U.S. 7th Infantry
Division, including Task Force Faith survivors,
sailed from Hungnam.
Causes of the Korean Tragedy ... Failure of Leadership, Intelligence and Preparation
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