Absent the great sweeping battles of World War II just a few years earlier, the Navy’s role in the Korean War is often underappreciated. Yet the United States would have been unable to intervene when communist forces invaded South Korea in June 1950 were it not for U.S. Navy sea power that guaranteed passage to that troubled part of the world. And, in the early days of the war when American and South Korean forces were being pushed southward in a near rout, it was the Navy that was able to slow the North Korean advance and to prevent the beleaguered forces from being pushed into the sea.
Lest We Forget - Amphib Redux
By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)