October 15, 1950. Korea. Troops of the U.S. 8th Cavalry Regiment on maneuvers. The scrub pine seen on this hillside was typical of Korea's heavily de-forested countryside. In many ways, Korea had yet to recuperate from a half century of Japanese domination. Among the impositions placed by Japan on Korea was the extraction of raw materials which notably included lumber. Philip Hughes and the other Americans rushed to Korea in 1950 enjoined the battle on landscape like this.