Battle of Osan

July 6, 1950

Osan, South Korean

  • American Soldiers were able to delay North Korean from advancing
  • Lieutenant Colonel Charles B. Smith
  • It began by North Korean soldiers invading South Korea
  • 5,000 North Korean soldiers
  • 500 South Korean/American soldier
  • 60 Americans killed, 21 wounded and 82 captured
  • 42 North Koreans killed and 85 wounded
  • The first battle American soldiers were in
  • Americans did not have enough artillery
  • Book- The Five Days of Osan