The Controversial Task Force Crombez
Blumenson, Martin, Army
His stone cold eyes and, when he spoke, the trace of an accent were his obvious features. Otherwise, he was quite ordinary, of less than medium height, moving slowly and deliberately, neither distinguished nor particularly military in appearance.
Belgian born and in the United States at an early age, Marcel Crombez enlisted in the Army when he was 18. He received an appointment to West Point, graduated in 1925 and had the usual assignments and promotions of the time. In August 1950, two months into the Korean conflict, although he was about 10 years older than most regimental commanders in the theater, Col. Crombez took command of the 5th Cavalry, an organic part of the 1st …
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Publication information: Article title: The Controversial Task Force Crombez. Contributors: Blumenson, Martin - Author. Magazine title: Army. Volume: 52. Issue: 8 Publication date: August 2002. Page number: 44+. © Association of the United States Army Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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