26 Jan 1951
  • Lewis Puller was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Saint Paul was attacked by communist shore batteries near Inchon, Gyeonggi Province, Korea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Preston was recommissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Commander Frederick D. Riley, Jr. was named the commanding officer of USS Preston. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Independence was scuttled about 30 miles (about 50 kilometers) off Half Moon Bay, California, United States. The wreck would be discovered by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 2015. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Jan 1951
Lewis Puller being promoted to the rank of brigadier general by General Oliver Smith, 26 Jan 1951Lewis Puller inspecting a groop of Marines, 26 Jan 1951

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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