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They reached the Yalu

But, unknown to them, twelve veteran Chinese divisions were moving to ambush the 1st Marine Division, just below them. This photo was virtually on the eve of one of the greatest battles, savage tactical victories in the middle of overwhelming strategic defeat, in the history of the USMC.

17th RCT I&R platoon
17th RCT I&R platoon
7th Infantry Division

The first patrol into Hyesanjin on the Manchurian Border (Yalu River) was from this I&R platoon of the 17th RCT, 7th Infantry Division.


Photos courtesy of
PFC H "Pete" Petersen
Infantry Scout 17th RCT I&R Platoon
7th Infantry Division


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