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First Battle for Old Baldy (Hill 266) fought by the 2nd Infantry Divison

First Battle for Old Baldy (Hill 266) fought by the 2nd Infantry Divison.  The battle marks the start of the communist tactic of attacking Eighth Army's outpost line of resistance in order to inflict casualties.  The Objective is to pressure UN armistice negotiators and is the communist response to the UNC air pressure campaign against North Korea.

Date: 
Thursday, July 17, 1952 to Monday, August 4, 1952