December 14, This day during the Korean War

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December 14, 1950 – Remnants of U.N. forces that escaped the Chinese offensive in northeast Korea have gathered in the port city of Hungnam. Among them are the First Marine Division; the Army’s 3rd and 7th Infantry Divisions; British Commandos, which includes the Puerto Rican 65th Regimental Combat Team; and the Republic of Korea 3rd and Capital Divisions. Ships began to load men and supplies. Chinese patrols test the perimeter defenses with light, probing attacks. By the time the UN forces arrived at Hungnam, MacArthur had already ordered the evacuation of the US X Corps on 8 December in order to reinforce the US Eighth Army, which by then was badly depleted and retreating rapidly towards the 38th parallel. Following his orders, the ROK I Corps, the ROK 1st Marine Regiment, the US 3rd Infantry Division and the US 7th Infantry Division had also set up defensive positions around the…

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