The first phase of Operation
Thunderbolt indicated a CCF and NK shift to the
east, in the Chunchon area where the ROKs were
advancing in Operation Roundup. The indications
were that the CCF would again attack, this time in
the Yangpyong and Chipyong-ni areas near Chunchon.
With the 1st Marine Division and X Corps to protect
its right flank in the event the CCF attack was
successful in the center, Ridgway continued pushing
I and IX Corps to the Han. There, he stopped and
stabilized his front awaiting the results of the
expected battles in the center.
Causes of the Korean Tragedy ... Failure of Leadership, Intelligence and Preparation
The Foundations of Freedom are the Courage of Ordinary People and Quality of our Arms