Gay, Kathlyn; Gay, Martin
January 2002
Korean War;2002, p25
Book Chapter
Under the leadership of Lieutenant General Walton H. Walker, commander of the Eighth Army in South Korea, the advance of the North Korean forces was slowed down. The first successful counterattack of the Korean War was launched at Yechon. The U.S. Marines were credited with the first official victory of the war when they routed the North Koreans near the town of Masan in the first week of August 1950.


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