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If You Served In Korea You Deserve This Medal

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Entry: 9128 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

VINCENT KRAUS wrote on December 13, 2014

Jacksonville Florida


Comments:

Was with H&S battery 11th Marines 1st Marine div. I was cook and a dam
good one 1954 1955 came back to Pendelton with the Div in 55 would
like to hear from any one there at that time





Entry: 9113 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

WILLIAM D. DAVANT wrote on November 2, 2014

Palm City FL


Comments:

Served with HMR161 in Korea





Entry: 9109 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

CHARLES LOUIS BUCKLEN wrote on September 16, 2014

walden ny


Comments:

purple heart korea





Entry: 9104 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

JAMES SMURDA wrote on August 19, 2014

Winter Haven FL


Comments:

Served with honor along with many other great Marines





Entry: 9101 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

JOE GRIFFITHS wrote on August 7, 2014

Lacey Washington


Comments:

Would like to meet any fellow Marine(s) that might of known
our served with my uncle Robert Leroy Corbett. My uncle
served with the 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Regiment,
4.2 Mortar Company, 2nd Plt.

He was killed in combat,15 april, 1952.
Please send me any unit information or anything on my uncle.

Thank you,





Entry: 9075 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

VERLE SAXTON wrote on April 1, 2014

Beardsley Minnesota


Comments:


I served in Korea from Jan. 1952 to January, 1953 served
with G Company, 3rd Bn, 7 regt, 1st marine Div





Entry: 9035 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

THOMAS LATUFF wrote on November 27, 2013

MINNETONKA mI


Comments:

ENLISTED IN MRCH 1951 SERVED IN 11TH MARINES NEAR MUNSN-NI
1952-53





Entry: 9030 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

GARY SCHUTZA wrote on November 19, 2013

allen tx


Comments:

Wounded near Chunchon on the
East coast on 10 16 51. I have that
medal. Send in a copy of your
dd214 & u will receive one. Address
on the internet.





Entry: 9014 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

CHARLES RAYMOND HOLMES wrote on September 25, 2013

Olla LA Louisiana


Comments:

My grandfather & dad (RIP





Entry: 9013 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

KEELIE WEINMANN wrote on September 24, 2013

Bogart GA


Comments:

What medal are you referring to?
Also,
Does anyone know the name of the military hospital in
Honolulu, Hawaii that sat up on a hill above Camp Catlin
Marine Station?





Entry: 9007 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

LA VERN KRAUSE wrote on September 1, 2013

Sheboygan Wisconsin


Comments:

I was a Hm3 Corpsman FMF served with Able Co. 1st. Pl., 1st. Bn., 1st.
Reg., 1st. Mar. Div. Served as an Infantry Platoon Corpsman later Bn. Aid
Station and Truck Company during rotation back to the States. (1952-53)





Entry: 8985 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

ROBERT HOLLAND wrote on June 11, 2013

Tahlequah Oklahoma


Comments:

What medal?





Entry: 8957 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

BOB SOLDO wrote on February 16, 2013

bethel park pennslvania


Comments:

was at k 3 po'hang with vma 121 54 to 55 was on guard duty
for first month I remember two slicky boys being shot
trying to take oil drums from the p.o.l.dump I also was
part of a mission to bankok siam . as it was called then
also t.a.d to naha Okinawa a few times. also to k 8
kunsan,flew from k 3 to naha to clark a.f.b.to barneo to
Singapore to siam with four Ad's and hand full of support
Marimes. five years went fast.





Entry: 8928 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

WILLIAM GEMMET wrote on December 22, 2012

Pollock Pines California


Comments:

Served in Korea with Marine Fighter Squardon VMF(N) 542
from Sept 1950 to Nov 1951





Entry: 8920 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

PATTI ANFITEATRO wrote on December 1, 2012

Croton-non-Hudson NY


Comments:

My late father William H. Brown Jr. (Ossining, New York)served
in Korea during the Korean conflict. What criteria applies for
eligibility? How does one apply for this medal?

I would be honored to have a medal on his behalf.





Entry: 8919 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

PATTI ANFITEATRO wrote on December 1, 2012

Croton-non-Hudson NY


Comments:

My late father William H. Brown Jr. (Ossining, New York)served
in Korea during the Korean conflict. What criteria applies for
eligibility? How does one apply for this medal?

I would be honored to have a medal on his behalf.





Entry: 8918 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

ALVIS BOREN wrote on November 22, 2012

kosse texas


Comments:

Thank you for the help. we appreciate all the service you
do.
alvis ray boren.





Entry: 8912 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

EMANUEL MAGSAYO wrote on October 13, 2012

Soldotna Alaska


Comments:

My father Emanuel Magsayo nickname was blacky or pineapple
from Hawaii served in the Marine corp in Korea from
Nov.1952/ Nov.1953 He served on the front line in combat,
He was at the hook also known as the line for 110 days,
then he was sent back to reserve in the am of the 110th day
then had to go back out that evening because Vegas hill was
under attack, he was stuck out there fighting for 8 days.
His unit didn't know if he was captured, he recalls his
whole co. going out and returning with only 100-150 men,
after the great loss of men. A Maj.Lee sent him back alone
to gather more soldiers, his replacement then consist of 8
men ranging from cooks,clerks and truck drivers that had
never been on the front line before. But during those 8
days being surrounded and fighting to keep the hill he was
declared missing in action. He was told by his cousin that
officails came and told his mother he was missing. He
served for Easy Co. 25 2nd Battalion first Marine Division.
He recalls fellow soldiers names Ervin Lindsey from
Phillidelphia, Joseph Madden from the Broncs, Another
soldier he knew by the name of Webster-his gunner. He is
thinking his commander back then was Cpt. Lawrence.





Entry: 8910 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

GEORGE HAMCHUK wrote on September 28, 2012

LA MIRADA CALIFORNIA


Comments:

I am from the state of New York. Enlisted in the Marines in
2/1951. I was with the lst Shore Party Battalion, Baker
Company,lst Marine Division. Trained in Parris Island,South
Carolina, Platoon #117. Sent to Camp Pendleton in April,
1951, then to Korea three months later. I was in Korea
until 1952, and promoted Staff Sergeant. Honorably
dischared in 1954. Will apply for the (ROKWSM)award.





Entry: 8893 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

EDWARD CORNET wrote on August 11, 2012

Strarford upon Avon Warwickshire


Comments:

I spent app 3 years in Korea on board HMS Glory I also spent
some time ashore I should be entitled to the KWM
but where do
I apply to ?





Entry: 8724 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

RICHARD A. STAUFFER wrote on May 22, 2011


Comments:

Served with E-2nd Btn,3rd Mar Regt at Pendleton in staging from 1-24-52 then with G-3-5, First Mar Div, on Korean Dmz from 53-54, then to Atsugi, Japan 54-56, then as a Drill Instructor with 2nd Rec Trng Btn MCRD Diego,57-59, and as a Sea School Instructor 59-60.

Arizona Hwy Patrol 61-64, Congressional Asst in the 70's, and developed severe breathing problems from exposure to herbicides on DMZ. Now Parkinson's! VA 'never heard of Herbicides in Korea, nor Parkinsons in Atsugi'. Claim on file, just like Canadian and Australian troops who have documented herbicides for 'their' Korean vets 50-55!

Semper Fi, and don't give up!





Entry: 8719 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

DAUGHTER HALEY wrote on April 27, 2011


Comments:

my dad (william haley) served in the korean war between 1948
till 1953, i am unsure as to what medals he was entitled to,
he was a royal electrical mechanical engineer, i would like
to hear from any one who was on the empire opal and was in
the second wave of boats heading into korea. Adelle





Entry: 8620 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

FORMER S/SGT CHARLES R HUDSON wrote on March 25, 2009


Comments:

I was in Camp Pendleton in Weapons Co. 1st Bat 5th 1st.
Div.I was with the frist unit to go to Korea,and served in all battles in 1950 to 1951.So I think I should GET THE METAL, that is being offerd.





Entry: 8618 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

JIM SMURDA wrote on March 14, 2009


Comments:

Served in Korea 52 and 53. VMO-6





Entry: 8506 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

LYAL STOLL wrote on November 9, 2008


Comments:

1st amtrac bn C company dismounted
was on line 11 month
from june 1952 to may 1953





Entry: 8433 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

BALTAZAR SALAZAR wrote on June 11, 2008


Comments:

Honored Marines,
My dad, Baltazar Salazar served in Korea and he is from Edinburg Texas. If anyone has photos from that era please let us know. I would like to know where I can get a copy of him in his uniform.





Entry: 8411 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

ROGER F. VANDERLAAN wrote on April 13, 2008


Comments:

I served in Korea from Sept.52 through end of war
I served on line with two seperate units: 2nd.Bat. 1st
Marines, and G Battery 3rd Bn. 11th Marines. Please forward info concerning any medals that may have been earned with these units. Semper Fi.
R. Vanderlaan





Entry: 8167 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

SSGT NORMAN LIEBLEIN wrote on April 8, 2007


Comments:

My father served in Korea and was with 2nd Tank Bn 2nd Marine Division out of LeJeune. I am trying to get his records and any awards that were due him. He served from 1947-1952. I can be reached at usmcbam64@yahoo.com





Entry: 8159 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

TOM DESIMONE wrote on April 3, 2007


Comments:

I served in Korea from Feb.1952 to Feb.1953,served
with 3rd.Bn.11th.Marines.





Entry: 6576 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

TED BARKER wrote on February 17, 2006


Comments:

Whoever posted the original thread topic did not post the medal details. It is the Korean War Service Medal awarded by the Republic of Korea - KSM

We moved the original details off our site some time ago.

Here is the link to the Randolph AFB information section.

http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/awards/KWSMInformation.htm

The link discusses who qualifies and how to get it.

Ted





Entry: 6560 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

RON KEELER wrote on January 26, 2006


Comments:

See my thread at US Navy BBS at this site "getting Medals and DD214 Update" 11 January.

It will tell you how to get medals never awarded that you are due. You can also ask for replacement medals at the same time, and they will send you the medals.





Entry: 6556 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

EDWARD N. SZREJTER MSGT. RET. wrote on January 10, 2006


Comments:

I served in Korea at K-3 with VMJ-1 from Jan to Aug. 1954 the the Squadron was then transferred to Atsugi, Japan where I finished my tour.





Entry: 2427 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

ROBERT R HOLMES wrote on July 19, 2005


Comments:

I served in korea from june 1953 to 1954 with the 1st marine div., 5th marines 4.2 mortars. Am I due any medal from korea? sgt. robert r holmes





Entry: 1674 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

RICHARD (DICK) PROULX wrote on April 1, 2003


Comments:

Update For Purple Heart Award for Friendly Fire Victims.

Address:http://www.amervets.com/phmedl.htm Changed:6:45 PM on Friday, January 24, 2003





Entry: 1633 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

RICHARD ANDERSON SUAREZ wrote on March 11, 2003


Comments:

DON'T SEND YOUR ORIGINAL DD-214 YOU WON'T GET IT BACK, THIS IS FOR THE BRIGHT MARINES. (SEND A COPY)LOVE AND KISSES RICK SUAREZ I-3-7 KO CF 50/51





Entry: 1629 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

RICHARD ANDERSON SUAREZ wrote on March 10, 2003


Comments:

FOR THOSE ON LINE OR IN A ACTION AREA WOULD THEY ALSO BE INTITLE TO THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT ACTION RIBBON?





Entry: 1502 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

DARIS MCLAUAGHLIN MCLAUGHLIN wrote on November 17, 2002


Comments:

What are the 9 medals for the Korean War. I am inquiring for Sgt. Leland Ehrlich, KIA 12-7-50.





Entry: 1398 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

LARRY BARICKMAN wrote on August 6, 2002


Comments:

I served in Korea from 1-16-54 until the 1st Div. was brought back to the States in Feb of 1955. I was with H.Q.B.N. 1st Marine Div. Motor Transport T.A.D. at the School Center. I guess 3 miles from Han River. I remember what took place in June & July 1954, there was a condition "Red" which means we were put on alert. North Koreas were doing alot of moving around on the DMZ and did not know if they were going to jump off that is what I heard. I feel the same way you do about this medal, and from what I read, it sounds like I am eligible for this medal. Is this correct??

Thank You, Larry





Entry: 1390 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

BILL HOUGHTON wrote on July 25, 2002


Comments:

I reveived th Korean War Action Medal froma Korean General
who was here in Denver. The Medals are available thru the Air Force. I'm sure you can check with an air force recruiter to get the form and address. The Air Force has been designated as the distributer for this medal. I did have the address and formunitlmy computer crashed





Entry: 1221 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

GAIL(MAN)SEWARD wrote on March 12, 2002


Comments:

I served in Korea in 1951-1952. I was in the 1st Marine's Div.,1st Marine Regement,2nd Battalion, Fox Company, Hill 749. I never recived the Medal. Sure would like to hear from any of the guys from that time. Have lost all contact since left. Hope to hear from someone. Are there any Reuions? Gail





Entry: 1125 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

IVY SMITH JR. wrote on January 21, 2002


Comments:

i was supposed to get the silver star medal,but never got it.





Entry: 923 IF YOU SERVED IN KOREA YOU DESERVE THIS MEDAL

GREAT NIECE BROOKS wrote on August 1, 2001


Comments:

My great Uncle served in the Korean War and was KIA on July 24,1953. Who can claim his medal? Can i claim it or can my mother which would be his niece? We are trying to learn as much as we can about him (Thomas K. Jenkins)