Knowledge Identifier: !Korean_War
Activity starting in 1950.
Countries: United States (50%), (9%), United Kingdom (5%)
Linked to: Battle of Inchon, United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, BBC, Imperial Japanese Army
By early 1950, Syngman Rhee had about 30,000 alleged communists in jails and about 300,000 suspected sympathisers enrolled in the Bodo League re-education movement
Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. - Korean War - With the outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950, the 24th Infantry Division was the closest unit to the Korean Peninsula, and so Red Cloud's company was among the first units into the country
William F. Dean - Korean War - At the outbreak of the Korean War on June 25, 1950, Dean's division was the closest US ground unit to the Korean Peninsula
Richard De Wert - Korean War - In July 1950, he joined the Fleet Marine Force and soon sailed for the Far East to take part in the Korean War
Stanley T. Adams - Korean War - In July 1950, shortly after the onset of the Korean War, he was sent to South Korea as a sergeant first class with Company A of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Division
Samuel S. Coursen - The regiment was transferred to Korea in July 1950, weeks after the North Korean invasion that prompted the Korean War.
Wesley L. Fox - Korean War - He enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly before his 19th birthday, on August 4, 1950 during the Korean War
Raymond Harvey - Korean War - He was serving with the 7th Infantry Division in 1950 when the Korean War began, and landed with the division at Inchon, Korea in September 1950
Chesty Puller - Korean War - At the outbreak of the Korean War, Puller was once again assigned as commander of the 1st Marine Regiment, with which he made a landing at Inchon on September 15, 1950 and was awarded the Silver Star Medal
Mao Zedong - In October 1950, Mao made the decision to send the People's Volunteer Army into Korea and fought against the United Nations forces led by the U.S. Historical records showed that Mao directed the PVA campaigns in the Korean War to the minute details.
Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. - Initially uninterested in aviation, he eventually took up flying and joined Fighter Squadron 32, flying the F4U Corsair at the outbreak of the Korean War. Arriving near Korea in October 1950, he flew support missions from the
Charles B. Rangel - A 2nd Infantry Division unit near Rangel's, fighting a rear-guard action in the Battle of Kunu-ri, in November 1950, during the Korean War.In late November 1950, after the Chinese intervention into the war, this unit was caught up in heavy fighting in North Korea as part of the U.N. forces retreat from the Yalu River.
Erich Raeder - In an interview in November 1950, Admiral Hanson claimed that American and other United Nations commanders fighting in the Korean War would have been convicted of aggression if the same standards that were applied to Raeder applied to them
Frank N. Mitchell - Korean War - During the Korean War, First Lieutenant Mitchell was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines when he displayed extraordinary heroism in waging a single-handed battle against the enemy on November 26, 1950, near Hansan-ni, to cover the withdrawal of wounded Marines, despite multiple wounds to himself
Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. - Korean War - He was the first service member to be awarded the medal during the Korean War, though several others would be awarded the medal for actions which occurred before 4 December 1950
Gilbert Monckton, 2nd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley - Korean War - He returned to his regiment to command "A" squadron in the Korean War from 1951 to 1952, and became second in command
John Chafee - Korean War - In 1951, he was recalled to active service to be a Marine rifle company commander during the Korean War with Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines
Frank Leahy - Aided by freshman eligibility brought on by the Korean War, Notre Dame finished 7–2–1 in 1951 and 1952 while the 1953 squad, Leahy's last, posted a 9–0–1 docket
Philip Roth - Set in 1951, during the Korean War, it follows Marcus Messner's departure from Newark to Ohio's Winesburg College, where he begins his sophomore year.
Clement Attlee - The party split in 1951 over the austerity budget brought in by Hugh Gaitskell to pay for the cost of Britain's participation in the Korean War
Tyrone Power - Korean War - He was promoted to Captain in the reserves on May 8, 1951 but was not recalled for service in the Korean War
James Cassels (British Army officer) - Korean War - He became the first General Officer Commanding the 1st Commonwealth Division in July 1951 during the Korean War for which he was awarded the Legion of Merit in the Degree of Commander by the President of the United States on 16 September 1952 and appointed KBE on 10 October 1952
Neil Armstrong - Korean War - Armstrong first saw action in the Korean War on August 29, 1951, as an escort for a photo reconnaissance plane over Songjin
George Andrew Davis, Jr. - Korean War - During a patrol November 4, Davis was credited with a "probable" victory over a MiG-15 of the Soviet Air Force or Chinese Air Force, giving him his first victory in the Korean War. On November 10, 1951, Davis was given command of the 334th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, one of the subordinate units of the 4th Wing
The U.S. Immigration Act of 1952 legalized the naturalization of non-whites as American citizens, and made possible the entry of military spouses and children from South Korea after the Korean War. With the passage of the Immigration Act of 1965, which substantially changed U.S. immigration policy toward non-Europeans, Koreans became one of the fastest-growing Asian groups in the United States
John D. Bulkeley - Korean War - During the Korean War in 1952, Bulkeley commanded Destroyer Division 132
Jayne Mansfield - Korean War - Early in 1952, Paul was called to the United States Army Reserve for the Korean War
Rene Levesque - Korean War - He again served as a war correspondent for CBC in the Korean War in 1952
Bernard W. Rogers - Korean War - Rogers was deployed to the Korean War where he commanded the 3d Battalion, 9th Infantry from 1952 to 1953, being promoted to temporary lieutenant colonel in August 1953
Richard Thomas Shea - Korean War - Turning down the opportunity to attend the Olympic Games, after graduating in 1952, he joined his classmates in the Korean War.
Ted Williams - Williams name was called from a list of inactive reserves to serve in the Korean War on January 9, 1952
Keith Payne - Korean War - Payne served with his unit in the Korean War between April 1952 and March 1953
Ted Williams - Korean War - On May 1, 1952, at the age of 33, Williams was recalled to active duty for service in the Korean War
Mark W. Clark - Korean War - During the Korean War, he took over as commander of the United Nations Command on May 12, 1952, succeeding General Matthew Ridgway
Ben Nighthorse Campbell - Korean War - He was stationed in Korea during the Korean War as an air policeman; he left the Air Force in 1953 with the rank of Airman Second Class, as well as the Korean Service Medal and the Air Medal
Edwin P. Wilson - Korean War - In 1953, he joined the Marines and fought in the last days of the Korean War
Gene Sharp - Korean War - In 1953-54, Sharp was jailed for nine months after protesting the conscription of soldiers for the Korean War
Michael J. Novosel - Korean War - Novosel joined the U.S. Air Force Reserves and went back on active duty to again serve his country during the Korean War. He left the service again in 1953 and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve in 1955
Henry Leach - Korean War - In July 1953 he was posted as gunnery officer of the 5th Cruiser Squadron in and saw service at the end of the Korean War
Donald Barthelme - Korean War - Two years later, Barthelme was drafted into the U.S. Army, arriving in Korea on July 27, 1953, the day of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement, which ended the Korean War
Bob Newhart - Korean War - He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served stateside during the Korean War as a personnel manager until discharged in 1954
Russell M. Nelson - Korean War - Nelson served a two-year term of medical duty in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, being stationed in Korea, Japan, and at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He served his residency in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and at the University of Minnesota, receiving a PhD in 1954
Walter Mondale - Korean War - He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War before earning a law degree in 1956
Robert Littell (politician) - During the Korean War he served three years with the United States Marine Corps and received an honorable discharge in 1956
Robert E. Galer - Korean War - He went on to command Marine Aircraft Group 12 during the Korean War and retired a few years after in 1957
Arthur J. Jackson - Korean War - Although he served with the Army during the Korean War, he returned to the Marine Corps in 1959
L. Patrick Gray - Korean War - By 1960, Gray's achievements in the Navy included commanding three submarine war patrols during the Korean War, earning the rank of captain two years before he was legally allowed to be paid for it, and serving as congressional liaison officer for the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Chief of Naval Operations
Frank Perry - Korean War - A veteran of the Korean War, he returned to the entertainment industry after being discharged and made his directorial debut in 1962 with the low-budget drama film "David and Lisa"
Raymond Harvey - Harvey remained in the Army after the Korean War and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel before retiring in 1962
Bernard W. Rogers - He was a decorated infantry commander in the Korean War and held intelligence positions before becoming executive officer to Maxwell D. Taylor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in 1962
Since 1974, four incursion tunnels leading to Seoul have been uncovered
Korean anti-Americanism after the war was fueled by the presence and behavior of American military personnel and U.S. support for the authoritarian regime, a fact still evident during the country's democratic transition in the 1980s
Everett McGill - Korean War - After coming into the public eye in 1981 for his role as the rugged caveman leader Naoh in "Quest for Fire", McGill appeared in "Silver Bullet", a 1985 werewolf movie inspired by a Stephen King short story; the Korean War battle epic "Field of Honor" and the Clint Eastwood war film "Heartbreak Ridge" in 1986; and in the 1989 installment of the James Bond franchise "Licence to Kill"
Estimates based on the most recent North Korean census suggest that 240,000 to 420,000 people died as a result of the 1990s North Korean famine and that there were 600,000 to 850,000 unnatural deaths in North Korea from 1993 to 2008
However, since 1994, South Korean POWs have been escaping North Korea on their own after decades of captivity
In 1997 the Geoje POW Camp in South Korea was turned into a memorial
David B. Bleak - Korean War - In 2000 this award was made retroactive to all US military who served in the Korean War.
Cornelius H. Charlton - Korean War - In 2000 this award was made retroactive to all US military who served in the Korean War.
Ernest R. Kouma - Korean War - In 2000 this award was made retroactive to all US military who served in the Korean War.
George D. Libby - Korean War - In 2000 this award was made retroactive to all US military who served in the Korean War.
George Andrew Davis, Jr. - In 2000 this award was made retroactive to all US military personnel who served in the Korean War.
Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. - In 2000 this award was made retroactive to all US military personnel who served in the Korean War.
William F. Dean - In 2000 this award was made retroactive to all US military who served in the Korean War.
Charles J. Loring, Jr. - In 2000 this award was made retroactive to all US military who served in the Korean War.
Tibor Rubin - Korean War - In 2005, President George W. Bush presented the Medal of Honor to Rubin in a ceremony at the White House, for his actions in 1950 during the Korean War. The Jewish War Veterans Act established a review of Medal of Honor nominations for servicemen of the Jewish faith or extraction whose nominations may have been derailed because of antisemitism
Ray Davis (general) - General Davis had a close association with Marine Corps legend, Chesty Puller, having served with Pullar on Guadalcanal during World War II and in Korea during the Korean War. A middle school was built and named the "General Ray Davis Middle School", in 2006, in Stockbridge, Georgia where he had resided
Mark Wahlberg - His father, a US Army veteran of the Korean War, died on February 14, 2008
Again in 2010, North Korea fired artillery shells on Yeonpyeong island, killing two military personnel and two civilians
Dan Blocker - Korean War - Blocker served in the Army, seeing combat during the Korean War and receiving a Purple Heart, according to VFW Magazine in 2013