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Consolidation of Comments and Recomendations, Special Report, 1st Mar Div, Korea

Consolidation of Comments and Recomendations, Special Report, 1st Mar Div, Korea

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KOREANWARPROJECTCONSOLIDATIONOFCOMMENTSANDRECOMMENDATIONSMADEINSPECIALACTIONREPORT,1
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SUMKARYOFCOMMENTSANDRECOMMENDATIONSMADEBYTHE1STPROVISIONALMARINEBRIGADE,IlSEP50.
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manymovementsinarelativelysmallareaandintriendlyterritory.TheBrigadewascommi~tedseveraltimestoacomparativelystablebattlelineandonlyoncemadeacounterattackthatleditintoenemyterri-tory.Therecommendationsarepertinenttothissituation.2.Mostoftherecommendat1onsemphasizetheneedofgreatermob11ity:theneedforlightergearofall~sorts,thenecessityforlighteningtheloadcarriedv'bytheMarineintobattle,andtherequirementsformorevehiclesofallsortsinordertomovemen,equipment,weapons,andammunition.3.TheBrigadeanditsunitsareallconcernedwiththeneedforbettermeansoftransportation.There-commendatio~sontransportationareofthreesorts:a.Theneedformorevehicles:almosteveryunitrecommendedthatmoretrucksbeassignedtoit.b.Theneedtormoreflexibletransportation:severalrecommendationsurgesmalltrucksin-steadoflargeoneS.c.Theneedforimprovedtransportation:certaintypesofvehiclesdevelopedmechanicaldetects.4.TheBrigadeanditsunitsrecommendthatadditionaltransportationbeassignedinorder,first,tomovethebrigademoreeasilyandquicklyand,second,tomaketheintantryunitsmoremobileinbattle.Toservethissecondpurpose,itisrecommended,torexample,thattrncksmountinggalleyscouldservehotmealstotroopsinthelineorcarryhotrationstothem;othertruckscouldcarryuptothetroopsn1ghtbynightastandardizedpackcontainingSleepinggear.6.Someoftherecommendationsaremutuallycontra-dictory:therecommendedincreaseinnumbersoftrucksvs.thecommentsonbadroadS,thedifficultiesofroutingconvoys,andthescarcityofoff-roadparkin~.orassemblyareas..
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