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19 October 1950

(Photo: Yonhap)

On 19 Octber 1950 UN forces, including the US Army’s 5th Cavalry Regiment of the 1st Cavalry Division and the ROK’s 1st and 7th Divisions, entered Pyongyang.  On 11 October 1950, the 5th Cavalry’s Lt. Samuel S. Coursen had led a team to destroy a roadblock hindering UN forces’ advance into the DPRK capital.

The 5th Cavalry Regiment enters Pyongyang on 19 October 1950 (Photo: Korean War Documentary)

Then LTC Edgar J. Treacy, commander 3-5 CAV, and newly commissioned 2LT Wallace E. "Nellie" Nelson, I Company 3-5 CAV, in front of a school used for billeting. LTC Treacy was captured at Chipyong-ni on 15 February, 1951 and died while a Prisoner of War. (Photo: James K. Hughes &


This article was written on 19 Oct 2010, and is filled under Fatherland Liberation War (Korean War), Inter-Korean Relations, Korean People's Army (KPA).

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