Battle for the Punchbowl: The U. S. 1st Marine Division 1951 Fall Offensive of the Korean War Page: 36

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particularly didn't want to 'loan' a regiment to Ruffner, CG 2nd Inf Div, who, in Thomas's
opinion, would just delight in having a Marine regiment 'chewed up."'26
The Communists had gained time to regroup in the negotiations, and so walked
out of the truce talks in late August, accusing the UN forces of violating the neutral zone
around Kaesong. The 1st Mar Div soon received a warning order to prepare to resume
the offensive. It would be only a limited one, however, with the objective only to improve
the location of the defensive line to gain better terrain. The Marine division found itself
on 26 August moving to relieve the 8th ROK Division east of the Punchbowl. Its mission:
to seize Corps Objective Yoke on the Hays Line.27 (See Map # 13)
26 Interview with Gerald C. Thomas by Col C. W. Harrison, no date, 6; Allan R. Millett, Drive North, 30-40.
27 Allan R. Millett, Drive North, 30-40.

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Montandon, Joshua W. Battle for the Punchbowl: The U. S. 1st Marine Division 1951 Fall Offensive of the Korean War, thesis, August 2007; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3938/m1/51/ocr/: accessed May 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .