70th Tank Battalion By October 25 the North Korean Army had been nearly destroyed when the veteran Chinese guerilla armies made their first probing attack on advancing 8th Army units. Lead by the 5th Regiment, the 1st Cavalry Division entered Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea on October 19. Task Force Lynch, 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, and two 70th Tank Battalion units (Charlie Company and the Intelligence–Reconnaissance Platoon) advanced through 171.2 km (106.4 mi) of KPA territory to join the 7th Infantry Division at Osan on 27 September. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Created in 1940 as the first independent tank battalion in the U.S. Army, it was relied on for the critical jobs in eight campaigns. Their bodies were not able to be recovered at the time and were likely buried on the battlefield by Chinese or North Korean forces. Assigned 10 November 1951 to the 1st Cavalry Division. Redesignated 25 January 1963 as the 70th Armor, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System The M46 tanks of the 6th Tank Battalion were placed to lead the 70th Tank Battalion's M4A3 tanks because the M46s mounted 90-mm guns, could turn completely around in place (an important consideration in the mountainous terrain traversed by a single and narrow road), and had better armor protection than the M4A3 tanks, which mounted only 76-mm guns. The only names that I can remember are Nikehart and Kilgore. The 70th Tank Battalion was an elite unit from the start. Medical Detachment. Master Sergeant Beard distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces near Sinchang-ni, Korea, on 29 November 1950. An overview of the 70th from the Armored School at Fort Knox, Kentucky in July 1950, to when it was alerted and then sent to fight in the Korean War. Company A, 70th Tank Battalion, 5th Regiment. Corporal Cavanah, a medical aid man, was attached to Company A, 70th Tank Battalion which was supporting an infantry attack on hill 202. Arriving in Korea in August, 1950, the 70th was attached to the 1st Cavalry Division and immediately sent into combat. Strike Swiftly Korea 1950-1953: 70th Heavy Tank Battalion [Turner Publishing] on Amazon.com. He was originally from Bunsoh, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and … Strike Swiftly Korea 1950-1953: 70th Heavy Tank Battalion Looking for persons who were in Korea between July 1951 to December 1953, especially in Company A, 70th Tank Battalion, 5th Regiment. Send replies to southerntalllady@aol.com. He was Killed in Action while tending his wounded comrades in South Korea on September 19, 1950. Inactivated 15 October 1957 in Japan and relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division. th Tank Battalion, along with almost 600 other 8th Cavalry Regiment soldiers, was killed during a battle south of Unsan, North Korea. 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