Dr. Lou DiMarco “Incheon 1950: The US Amphibious Invasion in the Korean War”
April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
“Incheon 1950: The US Amphibious Invasion in the Korean War”
Dr. Lou DiMarco
Thursday, April 6, 2023 | 3 p.m.
The Inchon landings in September 1950 turned the first months of the Korean War from a national disaster in US national security policy into a great military victory of the West over Communism. It was a brilliant feat of military strategy and operations and arguably General MacArthur’s finest hour in his long career as a military commander. The Inchon operation demonstrated the incredible US military technical expertise at performing one of the most complex of all military operations: amphibious invasion.
Dr. Louis A. DiMarco retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army in 2005 after more than 24 years of active service as an armored cavalry officer. Dr. DiMarco’s civilian education includes a bachelor’s from West Point, a master’s in military art and Science from the US Army Command and Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, a master’s in International Relations from Salve Regina University, Rhode Island, and a Ph.D. in History from Kansas State University. Dr. DiMarco has authored several important Army doctrinal manuals, including FM 3-06, Urban Operations (2002). He was a contributing author to FM 3-24, Counterinsurgency (2006). His work has been published in numerous professional journals, and he is the author of three books: War Horse: A History of the Military Horse and Rider (Westholme, 2008); Concrete Hell: Modern Urban Operations from Stalingrad to Iraq (Osprey, 2012); and Fighting Cavalry: The Tactical Evolution of the US Army’s Mechanized Cavalry in World War II (2021).
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