The Marine units also sent out patrols on August 30. One from the 1st KMC ran
into a platoon-sized firefight at 1000. The enemy withdrew after a half-hour of combat,
leaving three counted dead. About 200 rounds of mortar and 76mm fire hit the positions
of the 7th Marines throughout the same day. Back on the Kansas Line, the 5th Marines
had 14 men wounded by booby traps. Marines of 3/7 patrolled to Hill 602 with no enemy
contact. Marine artillery fired 2,040 rounds by night-fall, August 30, in close and deep
support. That night, mortar and artillery fire continued to pepper Marine positions and
more light enemy probes were repulsed. The next day would begin the last offensive of
the Korean War for the 1st Mar Div.54
54 st Mar Div, "Historical Diary," August 1951, 7; Seventh Marines "Historical Diary," August 1951, 6.
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