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Entry: 92940
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
(BUNC) INSIGNIA

ANTHONY SHORE wrote on March 29, 2016


City and State: PASCO WA

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was in Korea between 1950-53 and died in 2013. I found some insignia that I have identified (finally) as belonging to the Belgium-Luxembourg Contingent (BUNC). I was hoping to find out more about how my father may have come across this beret insignia

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Entry: 87870
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
YOUNG VETERAN

ALPHONSE ROLLIN wrote on December 6, 2013


City and State: SAINT HIPPOLYTE

Unit: BUNC

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was 16 when I volunteered. I was 17 when I arrived in Korea in December 1952. I stayed one year. Was in Heavy weapons company of the Belgian bataillon.
Wen back to Seoel in 2010 for return visit with my 50 year old son who did not know much about my time there.. Loved it!
Proud to have helped the country to become what it is.


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Entry: 82262
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
SEARCHING FOR STORIES OF BUNC IN KOREA!

GUY NEED-NAME wrote on February 27, 2012


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Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Hello!

I am trying to find as many stories from veterans (and
relatives of veterans) who served in Korea in or with
the Belgian-Luxembourg contingent.

These are for a new website commemorating the BUNC
participation in Korea.

Anything you could give me would be much appreciated!


Keywords: B.U.N.C Belgium Belgian Luxembourg Volunteer Corps
United Nations Command



Entry: 73333
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
DIDI POSWICK

GUIDO FREDDI wrote on January 29, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: BELGIAN UNITED NATION COMMAND

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Didi Poswick, my grandfather's brother, fought on Hill 194 and died a few months later in a car accident in Seoul. He was a capitain. I'd really appreciate any information, pictures...

Keywords: Cpt. Ferdinand Charles "Didi" Poswick


Entry: 71056
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
APPEAL TO THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

KEVIN GONY wrote on July 29, 2009


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Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: The Forgotten War: Korea 1950-1955.
Appeal to the Korean War Veterans and their families

In the early fifties a bloody war was fought on the Korean Peninsula between the North and the South. North Korea was aided by Chinese Volunteers, South Korea received help from a large international force sent by the United Nations. Belgium assisted with one battalion of well trained volunteers. More than 3,000 Belgians left for Korea. Over one hundred lost their lives.
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the departure of our troops to Korea, the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History plans a temporary exhibition, autumn/winter 2010, on the BUNC (Belgian United Nations Command). Our collection is incomplete and therefore we are searching for of uniforms, equipment, weapons, photographs and all kinds of memorabilia from this forgotten war.
We sincerely hope you can help us! We are looking at the Korean War in all its aspects. From the ill fitting British style helmet used during training, to the United Nations Service Medal, which was presented to all veterans upon their return. Maybe there is a forgotten box full of memories which could be of use to the museum and ?
Next to the physical history we are also looking for stories. Stories on the war in Korea, but also stories of the training, the journey and the return. Not only the important facts, but also the chit- chat and the personal memories. Where you there? Contact us and make sure your story is told!

Help us not to forget the Forgotten War!


Keywords: BUNC, Korea, Korean War, Imjin, Haktang-Ni, Chatkol, veterans


Entry: 60910
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR MY FATHER'S OLD BATTLE BUDDIES

ALAN AMELINCKX wrote on May 8, 2007


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Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Frans Amelinckx, served with the Belgian Battalion during the Korean War and I am trying to find any old battle buddies of his. I served five years in the American Army as a medical Sergeant, including one year in Iraq. If any of you remember serving with him, please feel free to contact me at my email address, alanamelinckx@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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Entry: 58092
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR

MERTENS JIMMY JR. wrote on July 14, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: LOYERS-NAMUR

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Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

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Entry: 53663
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
SEARCHING

HENRY EDWARDS wrote on October 19, 2005


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Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I AM SEARCHING FOR A FRANCOIS AGHITO WHO SERVED WITH THE BUNC IN KOREA IN 1952-53.
WE BECAME FRIENDS DURING THAT PERIOD,WHILE I WAS WITH THE THIRD DIVISION 7TH REGIMENT.... AND I LOST HIS ADDRESS WHEN I ROTATED HOME.
I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION THAT I COULD OBTAIN
ABOUT HIM.
THANK YOU!!!


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Entry: 50740
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
BELGIAN BN BATTLE SITES VISIT JUNE 2005

EDGARD DEBRUYCKER wrote on May 11, 2005


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Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 1:09 AM
Subject: Revisit to Korea

Dear Ted
Towards the end of next month(June) I plan to visit Korea in rememberance of the departure of the last contigent of the Belgian Batallion which departed Korea in June 1955.

I am going to rent a vehicle and retrace all the places we had our camps and take pictures and video's of those places to show how they look like now. This will take me to Seoul. Yong-Chon. Pochon, Pango-ri, Unchon-ni, Chorwon and kumwha, and perhaps the "White Horse mountain" if allowed

I was there last in 1967 with Mlle Gailly pointing out the general area where her brother Captain Gailly had fallen.

If there are any Belgian Vets reading this and are interested in joining me (Room for 4 in a car) get in touch with me right away at "debruyckered@yahoo.com.



Keywords: Revisit June 2005


Entry: 43305
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
FORWARD OBSERVER

WANDA BOBER wrote on May 28, 2004


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Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My brother, Cpl Robert T. Mayernick was a Forward Observer with a heavy mortor unit in Korea. He was assigned to a Belgium Brigade.

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Entry: 36417
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
INFORMATION

MARC NOENS wrote on August 22, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Louis-Jean Noens, served in the Volunteer Corp Korea. In 1955 he moved to the United States. He was always proud to be a "Belgian Soldier". If anyone knew him, I would greatly appreciate any information. The only things he ever mentioned regarding Korea was how cold it was, and how hard the ground was. He died in 1994, and is greatly missed.

Thank you.


Keywords: Friends


Entry: 33725
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
STILL LOOKING

CHRIS LEVACHER wrote on April 20, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: HEAVY WEAPONS-AL-ZWARE WAPENS

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Want to know what kind of person my father was that time. Don't know his nickname, but he was operating the mortiers.

Keywords: More than 2 years looking for people who knew my dad:Jean Levacher. He was in Korea from 5/11/51-12/9/52 and from 17/3/53-28/3/54.


Entry: 31554
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
LUXEMBOURG IN KOREA

ROBERT M.G. HARTMANN wrote on January 29, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: LAVAL QUEBEC

Unit: BELG. 3RD DIV !0 FAB/ 58TH FORW OBSERVER

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 1954 WE WERE THREE VETERANS FROM lUXEMBOURG THAT LEFT THE ARMY TO GO TO THE STATES lEO MOYEN/NORBERT EDERT/ROBERT HARTMANN IF YOU WANT TO SEE EDERT WENT TO THE U.S.ARMY AND MADE SERGEANT-MAJOR LOOK AT WWW.ARMEE.LU/NEWS/NEWS06.HTM

Keywords: White Horse/Nimjin/Chatkol/King/Kate/Mung-Nam-ri/
Choko-ri/H/aktang-ni/Chango-ri



Entry: 28507
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS

CHRIS LEVACHER wrote on September 27, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Calling for people who knew my father: Levacher Jean, who has been in Korea from 5/11/51 - 12/9/52 and from 17/3/53 - 28/3/54. Don't know if he had a nickname, please tell me, and what kind of person he was.

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Entry: 27282
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
BELGIAN FORCES IN KOREA

JOSEPH VOS wrote on August 1, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: GENT BE

Unit: BUNC

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

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Entry: 12798
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
FAMILY RESEARCH

LESLIE GRANDCLAUDON wrote on November 7, 2000


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Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Would appreate any information regarding:
Raymond Grandclaudon, who served during the war. My husband has a hard time talking about his father, Ray Grandclaudon, and with a son who bares his grandfathers name, I the daughter-in-law would like to pass any information to my son about a man he never new. If anyone has known or has information regarding Raymond Grandclaudon who served during the Korean War please email me:

kryray@hotmail.com

Thank you in advance, Leslie


Keywords: Served durning the Korean War, Unit, unknow.


Entry: 12770
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR

CARINE VANHOVE wrote on November 6, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: WERKEN (KORTEMARK)

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Graag had ik zoveel mogelijk informatie betreffende mijn overleden vader.
Hij vertelde zo weinig over zijn betrokkenheid in de Koreaanse oorlog.......
Hij is psychisch en fysisch nooit helemaal hersteld.

Ter zijner nagedachtenis had ik graag zoveel mogelijk informatie. (unit,battles,frieds enz.)

Carine Vanhove


Keywords: Achiel Vanhove


Entry: 4935
BELGIAN BATTALION - KOREAN WAR
INFO

FRANK HUBER wrote on November 14, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State: DEURNE

Unit: BELGIAN UNITED NATIONS COMMAND

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: BELGIAN UNITED NATIONS COMMAND

Keywords: friends



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