Mar 3

Inchon Landing 15 September 1950

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:01 AM

By

Captain Glyn Jones, CHC, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Captain Glyn Jones, CHC, USN (Ret.)

 

In this audio selection from his oral history, Captain Jones serves up a vivid, you-are-there account of the Marines’ push through South Korea after the historic Inchon Landing in 1950, as one of three chaplains assigned to the large-scale invasion force.

Jones graduated from Andover Newton Theological Seminary in 1940 and joined the Navy in 1942. His duties included: Third Marine Regiment in Samoa, New Zealand, Guadalcanal, Truk, Bougainville; station chaplain at Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, Rhode Island; First Marine Division, FMF Pac in Korea; senior chaplain, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island; director, Marine Corps Educational Center at Quantico; staff of Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe; and Assistant for Administration, Office of the Chief of Chaplains.

 

Lt. Frederick J Forney (CHC) passing out coffee in North Korea.

Lt. Frederick J Forney (CHC) passing out coffee in North Korea. U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archives

 

To read more about the Naval Institute Oral History Program, go to https://www.usni.org/press/oral-histories.

 

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