Vandygriff now went to the noncommissioned officer who was in command of the E Company platoon and inform him. They reached it a second time but could not hold it. At Gay ordered the 8th Cavalry Regiment to withdraw its men off Ka-san. This account of the 3rd Platoon explains why, except for the 3d Squad which rejoined D Company that evening, it was out of the action and off the crest almost as soon as it arrived on top, unknown to Kennedy and the rest of the company at the time. In this situation, Vandygriff took a 3. There was some discussion between Gay and Walker about whether the 1st Cavalry Division or the ROK 1st Division should have the responsibility for the mountain. Other wounded were treated at the 8th Cavalry aid station. Palmer considered the mission so important that he and his military intelligence officer, Captain Rene J.