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7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 1ST BATTALION - HISTORICAL DIARY -SEPTEMBER 1951

Korean War

Korean War Project Record: USMC-2321

CD: 23

United States Marine Corps History Division

Quantico, Virginia

Records: United States Marine Corps

Unit Name: 1st Marine Division

Records Group: RG 127

Depository: National Archives and Records Administration

Location: College Park, Maryland

Editor: Hal Barker

Korean War Project

P.O. Box 180190

Dallas, TX 75218-0190

http://www.koreanwar.org

http://www.koreanwar.org/

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?IRS'!' :EN"ORS!ENT Gn CO, lstBn, 7thMar ltr ser lf.9~A Gf

Ser: '1137 :l.jj OCT iS~ 1

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Snbjl Historical Diary

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19 OCT 1951

SECOND ENDORSEMENT on 1st Battalion, 7th Marines Historical Diary for september 1951, ltr ser 499-A of 10 October 1951

From: Commanding General, let Marine Division, FMF To: Commandant of the Marine Corpe Via: Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific

Subj: Historical Diary tor September 1961

1. Forwarded.

2. The security c1assificat1on of this endorsement is removed when detached from the basic document.

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THIRD ENDORS~{SNT on lst Battalion, 7th Marines Historical Diary for September 1951 0 ltr ser 499-A of 10 October 1951

From: Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific 1'o: Commandant of the Marine Corps

Subj: Historical Diary for September 1951, torwA~d1ng ot

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~:_1~:~-~n~~r~~~e~:-~~-~~~graded to unclassified upon ....,v "'a""J."uu;;; """ ""~ ~.M.LV ""'"""'vo ~,oU,.-.,;;

3. Transmission by United States registered mail or registered guard mail is authorized in accordance with United States Navy Regulations.

Copy to: CG, lstMarDiv (end only)

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HI STC:l!C.AL DIA ... "'; CP Bnd lll::S Coonany in the vicinity of TA.-314-L. The i)~ttJ"l.lion ,.;e.s d.lreeted to consolid.r3te and l'Jatrol. One reinforceC_ -clatoon from 1!.3" Cor!!Oany :oatrolled from "B" Cor:roany area to the vicinity of !1:.&-2943-T encount-ering two (2) enemy. One reinforced platoon from "C" Company patrolled to their front and were pinned o.o~m by enemy small arms nnd. automatic fire in the vicinity of TA-344-X. They broke con t,c t d th the enemy l'.lld returned to "C" Co:n:ne.ny no si tion s at 15f4- i.. C'otl'l c.cmwltlen for the batt,lion 11ere 8 UIA. The b~_ttalion strength +'!l'J.,-:.;: u.'..+-~~, l"l' ... ~ 1..!.~ ,._,.~.c-~ -.P+"-1 ....... - ... 1r/.rl:r:; ,...,.,, .lj ro+~ ~ "'T""""" n-F'T'-4roo't~ ,...,.,~ v - u-.. ~"""' ,- 'tl.r.,LJ../..~ V,&.,j,.r.'l,.t;OJ.Ot ~"fr.,J ..... .._....,.._,.,.._..,.., '- .l.(":.tJ v ... ___ .,. __ ,.,, .._.,.. ...._

1111 1/7 ,_nits ~,ere locn.ted .,s :9rev1ou.s1y r"'9orted.. The oattBlion 1-m.s dlnctec' t-o co:1solidate d.efensc 'OOdtions on t}oe Ha;res Line pnc1. TJ.!\trol. l"lJ,e , .. ,....c , ... -r.-.J.--,-.,,_;r_ T",'.L:::-1+ 1-,u-r; f ... u,-,-. f!C!f ft_--. .... ~ .. ---1- ......... ,., .... ..:~ + .... +-t~"' _l,....;,,,4'+~ .. .... 4!' ..,.. .s c!'Jll cd. on '11' r7- ~t" +-,, '"11 -'n reults 'XIo en~" l-rr-A -~d 1" ''-IA 1 ~ -~ - --' ~; \;1- ~ .. .... - .L0 O'JJ. ~-' "' r:...-y """"'"' - ti.I-.L .,. I [) U..,..., 14 ot~e:::- ~-J:A o"bsel'YE-xl b~r 11A11 Cm.11Jt1n:r. 11 0 11 Com~nany received sr>or~d.ic ~~;llF_.ll n.r'.:ir.i rtnC_ r.utom~.tic- fire in their -r-:0 r,i tions. P'.ot coffee,

1np:-:._rl, 0.nC:. oro.nr;_:cfl uorc SU:)_;licC. to letter cor.r:n:-.nics. The battnlior.. h.o.cl one .. '"J.A cl-.trinrc the nerioC..

.U 1 1/7 '.cd t s verc 1oc~t ed n.c, lreviousl~ re:oo rt eel. Tho bcttnlion con( inJ.c(i to ir~:.~rovo ~;ositior..s nnd ")O.trol. Or.e rcinf:--rcecl .Jlr.toon fru:.: HA 11 CGtt;rn:,.. ~)r_,,tr~l 1.ed to ti:e vicir:.it;r of T~;!,-.341~0 anc1.. c,.ircctccl :Jbc-rrvcd :rtilJ.er~,. fire on C?l.e::ty sL~hted. ln the br~_tt:~lion ?on~ of r.ction .. T:e ~~ ..... troJ. rcccive.(l r.r.inll c.r::ns r..nd E)ltor.ir-.tic HeP,":'X)nr. fire fro:J. bu..~-cers -

il: t1-w vicini t;r o :f T.A.- 31P-4--C. 4. 2 nortar fire ,,.1ts C~llecl in ~-'it:;. ~~-:- .. ccllnnt xesultn. 1'l:trec ~)ris;)ners of , .. r[!.r ~-,rele Ctmturccl this C...':'l.te. T:"' orir.:Jn~rs gcntifiec1 t!le 1)th Division, III Col~S m

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-All l/7 '1.''li~g Here locnted. s 11revious1y re">orteC. with the eYce-ntion of orre ~ti- t~c ~.ssaul t sec t:i.on fror;t ~'1ea1JOnS Comn~my '1Tho set u:n ~-ro"C. bloc}: on the JctSR in the vicinity of TA-3139-U. The batt"lion contir.ne~- conso1id~.tion of the best terrain in the vicinity of the t'-D..Ye::> Line iu zoue r!.!1.c1 Datrulled.. One reinforcer~ ylo..taon :frc-n ''B" Co,,:non;r netrolled to th~ vicbity of T.t.-3~1~2-I \tl:'.Ne the :or.trol re.oehed "''all ~rms fire. Artillery, 4.2 mortar fire, ~nd air strH:cs Helc calLed o::t the suc.nor..t received .. 10 rounds of :::l.rtiller.l fire. ::I-.e b,tt-~lion brcl one .!IA.

1/7 urci '::: .,.,ere 1oc :ed as fo1:'.ovs: "A" Conmany w.,.s 1oce.ted from tlce Yici>:l t:: ,_,f TA-J;i41-I4 to the vicinity of TA.-311+1-l:; "0" Com""ny >ms loc,.ted frow. t:,e vicinit;)' of T.t.-3143-l? to the vicinity of T.t.-3243-'J. All ct'"'' 'J.!'llts renninetl in :::>ositions previously re::>:>rted. 177 continued to caE soU ~o.tc bed tclT!".ir, in the vicinity of the Rvyes Line in zonE>.

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~7 SPn'crr.cer 1951 (Cont.)

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11 Sn>tc::'bel 1951 (cont.)

re-"":u.lsf('_ t:~roug-Loat the & . .y b~ ver-y he:>VY SDRll p_rms, cfutoa!l__tic weMone, 3.rtill:a.s loc .... ted. fron the vicinity of :,A- :::;1:1.;._ Y ':.o tb.e vic_:_ r!.i t:, a-:.."' ::::A- 2341.;_ ':; nc" Coz::'"lan~-~ ';l'fl s locatea. I rom vne vicinity of TA-2')44-Y to the vicinity of TA-344-'!J: Division Reconnaiseance Cor.1'l?r.: (rtte.ched to 1/7) ws locr.ted fro!!! the vicinity of TA-::>')4~0 to the vi cid t;" 0 : TA-2943-1:; ;.'er!>on s C~u!>any I

Korean War Project USMC-08400126DECLASSIFIED

Sente::ber 1951

l.r 1 !7 nnit o >rere locntec'. p,c orcYiously reportei'. ~me during thi ". :!'&JI.!.-~t.~--.~ w;::s i.lS~?Ci_ for r-:::st, rclnYr;tion, inmroving the reserve BXen and cl-ean Fec.r "n~ clothi!l.;. "'he bctcP1io" strength this dP.te WflS 35 Ha.rine '.;~1: fffic~'rs, ~7n enlister,, 2 ;:?.vy Of::"icers, .fnd. 35 enlisted. One :more-.,.,."8 r,-, .rtcc' for 1? s,.,.,:ember 1951. C'here w~.s no enemy cont"ct thii,~te.

15 Srn-:-~:,er 1951 {~t-

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lS Se::>te:.1ber 1951

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'"':'o ClJ.f'n::.r-. T'O sc:-~U!'-0.:: fro::! neff Cor:'v-ny ''J":'"trollt:C' Pe.trol :::out;=: f6 with no c~e.::r con tr-ct.

_o Cl:r-n~c. '"::;.:o sC"u---ds ::'rom ~e::-:_Jo:lS ::"oJh)r::.ny- ?~:-t:r:olied ?f!trol ~~ute #!. ~-it:-. r.-'1 ,_'!"_('..my contrct.

:To ,o:f'.-::C.. fro~~l HAll ("_'off0.r..ny -o-~~roJ..ler Patrol :?.cute .:.'q_ en one SoU8.> from "A" CoLcneny nctrolleC. P . trol Route {.4. Neither -patrOl" raf'c1c r-ny enemy contpct. 1/7 Co":l;.tieP vith Bat"'::r.lion '.:.r.9.ining Ord.erl)'j 5-51. A:. 2315! f>nekij' t:;uerrill~!: fircc1 ,.i tr ligrt Infchir.e ~une P.t truCks fro.T. tlce 7th !:otor Tr,n """ort 2attalio:c, 1st ::e.rine !:ivision on the Main .8-:.l~rl:-.r 'rl'lte in t~~ r;:.reP. :::::,o s, .... UP.dS from e .. ~:pons CoiJMrny \fere di~tchPi' to t' P vicinity fror, d:ich "Ohe firin.3 origintPi'. in the vicinity o:f ':A 31?-c:;,_. The en~.rny :t1.eC_ UT) ro c'.r ..... "' to t1"'!e nort~-Hest. ':'hE"? interior---~ ::-nf"rt i:! t.he b~.tt~Jinn rf'r:erve ~ren. was C'.oubled. ,., ... ~ "'

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