Gene Suarez Historical Diary

Gene Suarez was not a member of E-Company. He was a Marine from Tucson who was assigned as a photographer for Headquarters Marine Corps. His mission was to authenticate the movements of the Marines. Frequently, he would come into contact with his fellow Tucsonans in E-Company. This diary reflects what life was like for the Marines during the Korean War.

Gene Suarez Marine Combat Photographer
Gene Suarez Marine Combat Photographer
Historical Diary

NOTE: Uppercase letters are used with the image descriptions on the following pages to retain the look and feel of Gene Suarez's original Historical Diary.

UIJONGBU, KOREA, NORTH SEOUL, FROM WHICH THE 7TH MARINES DROVE NORTH KOREAN FORCES - 2 OCTOBER 1950 
UIJONGBU, KOREA, NORTH SEOUL, FROM WHICH THE 7TH MARINES DROVE NORTH KOREAN FORCES - 2 OCTOBER 1950 

 

 
UIJONGBU, KOREA,
UIJONGBU, KOREA,

 



 

MEMORIAL SERVICES AT UN CEMETARY, INCHON, KOREA - 8 OCTOBER 
MEMORIAL SERVICES AT UN CEMETARY, INCHON, KOREA - 8 OCTOBER 

 

 


 

MEMORIAL SERVICES AT UN CEMETARY
MEMORIAL SERVICES AT UN CEMETARY

 


 

MAJOR GENERAL OLIVER P. SMITH INSPECTS TROOPS OF THE KOREAN MARINE CORPS, INCHON, KOREA
MAJOR GENERAL OLIVER P. SMITH INSPECTS TROOPS OF THE KOREAN MARINE CORPS, INCHON, KOREA

 

 


 

MAJOR GENERAL OLIVER P. SMITH INSPECTS TROOPS
MAJOR GENERAL OLIVER P. SMITH INSPECTS TROOPS

 

KOREAN MARINES PARADE BEFORE MAJOR GENERAL OLIVER P. SMITH IN CEREMONIES AT INCHON
KOREAN MARINES PARADE BEFORE MAJOR GENERAL OLIVER P. SMITH IN CEREMONIES AT INCHON

 

LSTS OUTLOADING FROM WOLMI-DO IN PREPARATION TO CARRY ELEMENTS OF 1ST MARINE DIVISION TO WONSAN
LSTS OUTLOADING FROM WOLMI-DO IN PREPARATION TO CARRY ELEMENTS OF 1ST MARINE DIVISION TO WONSAN

 

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LSTS OUTLOADING FROM WOLMI-DO 
LSTS OUTLOADING FROM WOLMI-DO 

 

ELEMENTS OF 7TH MARINES AWAIT TO EMBARK ABOARD AT WOLMI-DO FOR VOYAGE TO WONSAN
ELEMENTS OF 7TH MARINES AWAIT TO EMBARK ABOARD AT WOLMI-DO FOR VOYAGE TO WONSAN
A PLATOON OF 7TH MARINES RECEIVE LECTURE ABOARD A LST ENROUTE TO WONSAN
A PLATOON OF 7TH MARINES RECEIVE LECTURE ABOARD A LST ENROUTE TO WONSAN
OF 1ST TANK BATTALION KEEP TANKS IN READINESS FOR LANDING AT WONSAN
OF 1ST TANK BATTALION KEEP TANKS IN READINESS FOR LANDING AT WONSAN

 

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UNIDENTIFIED
UNIDENTIFIED

 

ABANDON SHIP DRILL ENROUTE TO WONSAN
ABANDON SHIP DRILL ENROUTE TO WONSAN
LANDING CRAFT RENDEZVOUS IN WONSAN HARBOR PRIOR TO TAKING TROOPS TO THE BEACHES
LANDING CRAFT RENDEZVOUS IN WONSAN HARBOR PRIOR TO TAKING TROOPS TO THE BEACHES
LCVPS LAND TROOPS AT WONSAN
LCVPS LAND TROOPS AT WONSAN

 

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LCVPS LAND TROOPS AT WONSAN
LCVPS LAND TROOPS AT WONSAN

 


 

LVTS BRING TROOPS ASHORE AT WONSAN -- 26 OCTOBER
LVTS BRING TROOPS ASHORE AT WONSAN -- 26 OCTOBER

 

 


 

MARINES ERECT SHELTER TENTS IN ASSEMBLY AREA NEAR YELLOW BEACH, WONSAN, KOREA
MARINES ERECT SHELTER TENTS IN ASSEMBLY AREA NEAR YELLOW BEACH, WONSAN, KOREA

 

LVTS BRING TROOPS ASHORE AT WONSAN -- 26 OCTOBER
LVTS BRING TROOPS ASHORE AT WONSAN -- 26 OCTOBER
TROOPS MOVE INLAND TO ASSEMBLE AREAS NEAR WONSAN, KOREA;
TROOPS MOVE INLAND TO ASSEMBLE AREAS NEAR WONSAN, KOREA;

 

LVTS, IN COLUMN, MOVE INLAND AT WONSAN
LVTS, IN COLUMN, MOVE INLAND AT WONSAN
TANKS OF 1ST TANK BATTALION PREPARE TO MOVE OUT OF WONSAN TO ENGAGE THE ENEMY
TANKS OF 1ST TANK BATTALION PREPARE TO MOVE OUT OF WONSAN TO ENGAGE THE ENEMY

 

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TANKS OF 1ST TANK BATTALION
TANKS OF 1ST TANK BATTALION

 


 

ELEMENTS OF 1ST MARINES APPROACH OUTSKIRTS OF KOJO TO DESTROY GUERRILLA FORCES IN THAT AREA 
ELEMENTS OF 1ST MARINES APPROACH OUTSKIRTS OF KOJO TO DESTROY GUERRILLA FORCES IN THAT AREA 

 

 


 

ELEMENTS OF 1ST MARINES
ELEMENTS OF 1ST MARINES

 

 

ELEMENTS OF 1ST MARINES ENGAGED IN STREET FIGHTING AT KOJO
ELEMENTS OF 1ST MARINES ENGAGED IN STREET FIGHTING AT KOJO
ELEMENTS OF 1ST MARINES ENGAGED IN STREET FIGHTING AT KOJO
ELEMENTS OF 1ST MARINES ENGAGED IN STREET FIGHTING AT KOJO
BURNING BUILDING MARKS HOUSE TO HOUSE FIGHTING IN KOJO
BURNING BUILDING MARKS HOUSE TO HOUSE FIGHTING IN KOJO
1ST MARINE DIVISION CP AREA, WONSAN, KOREA
1ST MARINE DIVISION CP AREA, WONSAN, KOREA
1ST MARINE DIVISION CP AREA, WONSAN, KOREA
1ST MARINE DIVISION CP AREA, WONSAN, KOREA
TANKS OF 1ST TANK BATTALION PASS THROUGH WONSAN ON WAY TO SUPPORT FRONTLINE TROOPS
TANKS OF 1ST TANK BATTALION PASS THROUGH WONSAN ON WAY TO SUPPORT FRONTLINE TROOPS
NORTH KOREAN WOMEN WASH CLOTHES IN DITCH AT WONSAN
NORTH KOREAN WOMEN WASH CLOTHES IN DITCH AT WONSAN


 

KOREAN CHILDREN ACCEPT CANDY OFFERED THEM BY PASSING MARINE
KOREAN CHILDREN ACCEPT CANDY OFFERED THEM BY PASSING MARINE

 

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APPLE MARKET AT WONSAN, KOREA
APPLE MARKET AT WONSAN, KOREA

 


 

KOREAN AND OXCART PASS NEAR 5TH MARINES ROADBLOCK ON OUTSKIRTS OF WONSAN
KOREAN AND OXCART PASS NEAR 5TH MARINES ROADBLOCK ON OUTSKIRTS OF WONSAN

 

 


 

TYPICAL KOREAN HOME WITH THATCHED RICE STRAW ROOF, WONSAN, KOREA
TYPICAL KOREAN HOME WITH THATCHED RICE STRAW ROOF, WONSAN, KOREA

 

3.5 ROCKET LAUNCHER TEAM SET UP IN POSITION TO COVER ROAD LEADING TO 7TH MARINES' CP IN HAMHUNG
3.5 ROCKET LAUNCHER TEAM SET UP IN POSITION TO COVER ROAD LEADING TO 7TH MARINES' CP IN HAMHUNG
BRIGADIER BENERAL E.A. CRAIG, ADC COLONEL H.L. LITZENBERG, CO, 7TH MARINES, AND MAJOR GENERAL E.A. ALMOND CONFER AT 7TH MARINES ADVANCE NEAR SUDONG
BRIGADIER BENERAL E.A. CRAIG, ADC COLONEL H.L. LITZENBERG, CO, 7TH MARINES, AND MAJOR GENERAL E.A. ALMOND CONFER AT 7TH MARINES ADVANCE NEAR SUDONG

 

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OREAN LOCOMOTIVE IS UTILIZED TO HELP SUPPLY MARINES FIGHTING NORTH OF HAMHUNG 
OREAN LOCOMOTIVE IS UTILIZED TO HELP SUPPLY MARINES FIGHTING NORTH OF HAMHUNG 



 


 

CHINESE PRISONERS CAPTURED NEAR SUDONG BY 7TH MARINES IN ITS FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH CHINESE COMMUNISTS IN KOREA 
CHINESE PRISONERS CAPTURED NEAR SUDONG BY 7TH MARINES IN ITS FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH CHINESE COMMUNISTS IN KOREA 

 

 


 

CHINESE PRISONERS CAPTURED NEAR SUDONG BY 7TH MARINES
CHINESE PRISONERS CAPTURED NEAR SUDONG BY 7TH MARINES

 

 

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