July 5, 1950
Photo Credit: U.S. Army graphic
First battle between the U.S. Army and the NKPA. The 24th Infantry Division's Task Force Smith, a battalion combat team deployed from Japan, attempted to delay the advance of an NKPA division near Osan. Outnumbered and poorly equipped, Task Force Smith delays the North Koreans for only a short period before retreating with heavy casualties.
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