2nd Infantry Division (South Korea)
|2nd Infantry Division|
Shoulder sleeve insignia
|Active||Formed May 12, 1949|
|Country||Republic of Korea|
|Branch||Republic of Korea Army|
It appears to have consisted of the 17th, 31st, and 32nd Regiments (Korean Wikipedia).
Beginning on December 26, 1950, Communist Chinese Forces struck hard at United Nations units on the western approaches to Seoul. Supporting attacks occurred as well in the central and eastern parts of the line. The Chinese hit the ROK units hard, and again several units broke. Two out of three regiments of the 2nd Division fled the battlefield, leaving the 17th Regiment to fight alone and hold its position for hours despite heavy losses. General Ridgway reluctantly ordered a general, but orderly, withdrawal, with units instructed to maintain contact with the enemy during their retreat, rather than simply giving up real estate without inflicting losses on the enemy.
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