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Thursday, January 25, 1951 to Saturday, April 21, 1951

First U.N. Counteroffensive (Phase IV)

Friday, February 16, 1951 to Monday, July 27, 1953

Seige of Wonsan.  Task Force 95 (U.N. Blockade and Escort Force) blockades Wonsan Harbor.  The seige is an unprecedented 861-day naval operation; the longest effective siege of a port in U.S. Navy history.

Friday, February 16, 1951 to Monday, July 27, 1953

Seige of Wonsan.  Task Force 95 (U.N. Blockade and Escort Force) blockades Wonsan Harbor.  The seige is an unprecedented 861-day naval operation; the longest effective siege of a port in U.S. Navy history.

Sunday, April 1, 1951 to Saturday, April 21, 1951

Operations RUGGED and DAUNTLESS take Eighth Army line slightly north of the 38th parallel, where it prepares to defend against the expected enemy offensive.

Sunday, April 1, 1951 to Saturday, April 21, 1951

The 1st Marine Division advances north to the Hwachon Reservoir.  On the following day, Chinese Communist Forces launch an all-out "Spring Offensive."  The Marines halt the Chinese breakthrough of IX Corps, and by 27 Apr, the situation is stablized.

Thursday, March 26, 1953 to Monday, March 30, 1953

Outposts at the Nevada cities (Reno-Vegas-Carlson), held by the 5th Marine Regiment, come under heavy attack.  A Chinese regiment is destroyed.  Marine casualties total more than 1,000 with Chinese losses estimated to be twice as high.