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Passing the TestCombat in Korea, April-June 1951$
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William T. Bowers and John T. Greenwood

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813134529

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813134529.001.0001

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Task Force Hazel

Task Force Hazel

7th Reconnaissance Company, 24–25 May 1951

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(p.331) Chapter 13 Task Force Hazel
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Passing the Test
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William T. Bowers

John T. Greenwood

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813134529.003.0013

At the same time as Task Force Gerhart, IX Corps formed Task Force Hazel, drawn mostly from the 7th Infantry Division's 7th Reconnaissance Company, which pushed through heavily defended enemy territory to Ch'unch'on as a prelude to the push north to secure the important road network west of the Hwach'on Reservoir. The counterattack was intended to seize key terrain and disrupt Chinese withdraw. This chapter summarizes the results of the Communist Spring Offensive and the UN counteroffensive operations and their effect on the rest of the Korean War.

Keywords:   Ch'unch'on, Task Force Hazel, 7th Reconnaissance Company, IX Corps

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