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Marine reported to have killed an enemy with a cutlass at Incheon in 1950


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I recently read that apparently a Marine Engineer NCO killed an enemy at Incheon in 1950 with a naval cutlass. I did a bit of research and couldn't come up with a name or any more information. Has anyone else heard this story or any other stories about the use of swords by US troops in combat after WWI?

 

Rev. Jake

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Hello,

As someone interested in Japanese swords encountered a Vietnam War veteran who served with the Marines and was at Khe Sanh. I visited his home and he showed me a wartime photo album where he pointed out a group of guys who each were cleaning a Japanese sword which they kept with them on the front-line The exact location was not specified. I did not get a story on their actual use but have always wondered about it. I have since lost contact with this man.

 

Bill G.

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