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Where are the colors of the 4th Marines?

  And is it true that the regiment is not allowed to bring them back to the United States? A smart retired colonel wants to know.   It reminds me that the other day a historian was telling me about being in a museum in Beijing and seeing the colors of the Army’s 31st Infantry ...

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And is it true that the regiment is not allowed to bring them back to the United States? A smart retired colonel wants to know.

 

 

And is it true that the regiment is not allowed to bring them back to the United States? A smart retired colonel wants to know.

 

It reminds me that the other day a historian was telling me about being in a museum in Beijing and seeing the colors of the Army’s 31st Infantry Regiment, lost in fighting on the east side of Chosin Reservoir late in 1950.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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