Robert Whited enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in May of 1947. He attended recruit training at Camp Pendleton, California, in 1948 and, afterwards, was deployed to Guam as a part of the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade. Not long after returning to the States, he and his unit were sent to Korea in July of 1950. While in Korea, he fought in the battles at Pusan Perimeter, Inchon Landing, and Chosin Reservoir among others. In 1961, he returned to South Korea for training exercises. He continued serving in the Marine Corps until his retirement in 1972.
Two Big Things
Robert Whited describes two things that a captured North Korean officer said about fighting against the U.S. Marine Corps.
"One of the Greatest Things We Ever Did"
Robert Whited recalls protecting thousands of Korean refugees as his unit retreated from the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, boarded troop ships, and traveled to Busan.
Living Conditions in Korea
Robert Whited talks about the difficult living conditions that the men in his unit found themselves in upon arriving in Korea.