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Task Force Smith

Task Force Smith (The Battle of Osan) The Battle of Osan was the first engagement between United States and North Korean forces during the Korean War. Vastly outnumbered and ill-equipped, U.S. Task Force Smith suffered 180 casualties while inflicting about 120 casualties on the North Korean force and delaying them half a day.

Task Force Smith was named for Lieutenant Colonel Charles B. Smith, commanding officer, 1st Battalion, 21st Regiment,

24th Infantry Division.  It comprised 406 officers and men: half of the battalion headquarters company, two under-strength rifle companies (B and C), a communications section, a recoilless rifle platoon and two mortar platoons.  In addition to its rifles, the task force had two 75mm recoilless rifles, two 4.2-inch mortars, six 2.36-inch "bazooka" rocket launchers and four 60mm mortars.  Each man was issued 120 rounds of ammunition and two days' C-rations.  Most of the men were 20 years old or less; only one sixth had seen combat.Read about the complete History of Task Force Smith

  • TFS 2015

    • TFS 2015
  • TFS 2013 Grand Opening

    • TFS 2013 Grand Opening
  • TFS 2012

    • TFS 2012
  • TFS 2011

    • TFS 2011
  • TFS 2009

    • TFS 2009
  • TFS 2003

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  • TFS 1999

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