Major General Barsanti: Korean War

In June 1950, two days after the North invaded South Korea, Barsanti and a few other officers arrived to establish a command post for General MacArthur in Suwon, South Korea. His efforts in setting up facilities, transportation, and necessary systems, unassisted except for indigenous personnel, earned him a Legion of Merit. He went on to command the 9th Infantry Regiment, and was the youngest regiment commanding officer in Korea at the age of 33. His successful completion of a lone mission to deliver secret orders to two South Korean infantry divisions 190 miles behind enemy lines earned him a Distinguished Service Cross.

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