Korean War - Standing Operating Procedure for Logistics - 1952
[KOREAN WAR -- THIRD INFANTRY DIVISION]. CONFIDENTIAL SECURITY INFORMATION. STANDING OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR LOGISTICS - ROCK OF THE MARNE. [Divisional S.O.P.]; [Regimental S.O.P.]. . . . [Fort Benning, GA & [Korea: Headquarters, 3rd Infantry Division; 15th Infantry Regiment], July 20, 1952. Two vols. [Approx 250 pp (separate paginations per section).]; [Approx. 200 pp (separate paginations, some in pencil, pen, tipped-in or mounted form samples], first vol. mimeograph copy, 2nd vol. typescript copy on onion skin paper, tipped-in and mounted samples, forms, graphs, charts, diagrams. Original soft-covers, punch-bound at gutter margin w/ steel sliding Accu-fasteners, numerous annotations and corrections in ink & pencil, from the library of Hiro Wakabayashi (1930-2017), Japanese-American and Korean War veteran on paste-down. First editions, thus, Regimental Standard Operating Procedures manuals for logistics during the Korean War for the Third Infantry Division, 15th Infantry Regiment. The 15th Infantry Regiment sailed for Korea from Fort Benning, GA in August, 1950, covered the withdrawal of X Corps from the Chosin Reservoir in 1950, fought to the 38th parallel in 1951, fought battles in the Kumsong sector until the armistice was signed in 1953. These logistics manuals detail all of the procedures for supply officers, transportation, engineering supply operations, ordnance, quartermaster division, including forms, procedures, and samples of all possibilities with Army rules governing each instance. Of particular interest are the extended sections on procedures and operational issues for MASH units covering evacuation, hospitals, medical and dental services, disease prevention, sanitation, medical reports, physical examinations, and even psychiatric services and procedures. The 15th United States Infantry Regiment is a parent regiment with lineage back to the American Civil War first activated in Wheeling, WV. During the Korean War, the 3rd Division was known as the Fire Brigade due to its rapid response to crises, and received ten Battle Stars, with eleven members receiving Medals of Honor.