What Do You Feed a Korean?

Contributor: By Lt.Col. Kenneth O. Schellberg, Quartermaster, 7th Infantry Division

Three weeks before the 7th Infantry Division shipped to Inchon, we received an augmentation of 8,600 Koreans. Before they arrived our division commander (Maj.Gen. David…

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Three weeks before the 7th Infantry Division shipped to Inchon, we received an augmentation of 8,600 Koreans. Before they arrived our division commander (Maj.Gen. David G. Barr) asked me, “What do you plan to feed these men?”
I countered, “How do you plan to use them?”
After some consideration he replied that the buddy system would probably work best. On that basis I recommended that we feed the Koreans regular U.S. rations, and make adjustments as we got complaints.
I didn’t believe it would be possible to set up a dual ration system within the units.

By Lt.Col. Kenneth O. Schellberg, Quartermaster, 7th Infantry Division

PART IX, Short Bits from Combat support in Korea by John G. Westover