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Edward M. Almond and the US ArmyFrom the 92nd Infantry Division to the X Corps$
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Michael E. Lynch

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813177984

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813177984.001.0001

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Tragedy and Redemption

Tragedy and Redemption

Spring 1951

(p.250) 14 Tragedy and Redemption
Edward M. Almond and the US Army

Michael E. Lynch

University Press of Kentucky

With the X Corps having successfully evacuated from Hungnam, Almond joined Eighth Army, where he quickly gained the respect of Lt. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway. Almond’s aggressive nature suited Ridgway’s style perfectly, and he later called Almond his best Corps commander. Ridgway placed X Corps in the center of the line, where it seemed repeatedly to take the toughest attacks from the enemy. One of those attacks resulted in the epic battle at Chip’yong-Ni. Ridgway launched a series of offensives into the spring that advanced the Eighth Army north, while the CCF and NKPA continued to attack south. Almond was shocked and angered when President Truman relieved MacArthur, but his wife was touched my MacArthur’s kindness. As the war slowed to a stalemate that would last two more years, Almond accepted a new assignment.

Keywords:   aggressive, Relief of MacArthur, Matthew B. Ridgway, Chip’yong-Ni

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