Beginning at Fort Lewis in Washington state, you'll fly along with the Lt. Colonel as he travels to Korea, then heads for the front in an L-19 Bird Dog. At the front he meets with other officers, observes enemy territory from a ridgeline, observes a distant tank battle in the Chorwon Valley thru a telescopic lens, and spends time in camp.
You'll see footage shot at a rock quarry where Korean men carry loads on their backs to the waiting trucks, a large gathering of UN officers and soldiers with several Generals talking under cammo-netting, shots taken thru a telescopic lens of a flail tank clearing a mine field, and close-up shots of the tank.
The Lt. Col. takes a ride in an H-13 helicopter, taking low-level footage of battle-scarred fields, a low pass over a military base, shots of the pilot at the controls, and he even turns the camera around and films himself.
Later, at Suwon Air Base (K-13) you'll see F-86's landing, jets sitting on the flight-line, F-80s taxiing out of revetments and taking off, and a P-51 Mustang.
Of special interest is the rare color footage of the famous visit made by President-Elect Eisenhower in Dec. 1952. You'll see him in camp with an entourage of Generals, eating chow with 3rd Division troops, and leaving in a jeep with Lt. Gen. Reuben Jenkins.
Watch troops assaulting enemy positions, distant shots thru a telescopic lens of a flame thrower being used against a hillside position, and men charging across a snowy field as enemy mortar rounds bracket them.
You'll also see footage of:
~937th FA 155mm SP Long Toms "Ables Ace" & "Atomic Angel"
~a captured North Korean armored car
~Koreans threshing rice
~Shots of gun crew with their 8" Howitzer
~Officer posing with ROK officers
~Shots of Seoul, the people and buildings
~A small fawn "Rigormortis" mascot of Co. C, 72nd Tank Bn
~Train trip through IX Corps
~F-80 (tail # FT-555)
~Flights of C-119s dropping paratroops over a field
~Back home in the US -- barracks
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Click Below to watch some clips from "IX Corp Korea" -- Please note that this YouTube video is silent, and because of the transfer process is of a lower quality than the actual DVD.