For those that enjoy reading Korean War history, below I have consolidated the links to my on going series of Heroes of the Korean War. The Korean War is filled with many great heroes, but due to little public interest in the war, the stories of their heroics has largely gone unnoticed. Here at the ROK Drop the leadership, bravery, and sacrifices of the brave servicemembers who fought in the Korean War does not go unnoticed. I hope through my on going series to educate my readers about these heroes especially the foreign soldiers that you hear nothing about, that served so bravely during the Korean War.
I have organized the list by year and have noted the country, the unit the hero served with, and which battle the hero was most notably fought in. Some heroes fought in multiple battles of note, but for purposes of this list I noted the battle their participation was most recognized for. So take a few moments and read the stories, if you haven’t already, of these brave men who served so notably during the Korean War. Finally if you have any recommendations for future additions to my on going list of Heroes of the Korean War feel free to add the suggestion in the comments section. Thanks.
Heroes of the Korean War:
Lieutenant Colonel Charles B. Smith (USA), Commander 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, Taskforce Smith Battle
Major General William Dean (USA), Commander 24th Infantry Division, Battle of Taejon
Corporal Mitchell Red Cloud Jr. (USA), Squad Leader 2-19 Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Battle of the Chongchon River
Captain Charles M. Bussey (USA), Commander 77th Engineer Combat Company, Firefight at Yechon
General Tahsin Yazici (Turkey), Commander 1st Turkish Brigade, Battle of Kunu-ri
Ensign Jesse L. Brown (USA), US Navy 32nd Fighter Squadron, Chosin Reservoir
Lieutenant Colonel William W. Harris (USA), Commander 65th Infantry Regiment, Chosin Reservoir
Lieutenant Colonel Russell Blaisdell (USA), Chaplain US Air Force, Operation Kiddy Car Airlift
Captain Lewis L. Millett (USA), Commander E Co. 27th Infantry Regiment, Battle of Bayonet Hill.
Colonel Paul Freeman (USA), Commander 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Battle of Chipyong-ni
Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Monclar (France), Commander French Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Battle of Chipyong-ni
Lieutenant Colonel James P. Carne (UK), Commander Gloucestershire Battalion, Battle of the Imjim
Lieutenant Colonel J.R. Stone (Canada), Commander Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Battle of the Kapyong
Lieutenant Colonel Dionisio Ojeda (Philippines), Commander Philippines Expeditionary Force To Korea (PEFTOK), Battle of the Yultong
Private First Class Anthony T. Kaho’ohanohano (USA), 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, Battle of Chup’a-ri
Brigadier General Haydon Boatner (USA), Commander Geoje POW Camp
Colonel Young-oak Kim (USA), Commander 1-31 Infantry Regiment, First Asian-American Battalion Commander
Lieutenant Colonel George Koumanakos (Greece), Commander Sparta Battalion, Battle of Outpost Harry
Lieutenant General Subayya Kadenera Thimayya (India), Commander of the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission (NNRC), Operation Big Switch
Lieutenant Commander Lloyd Bucher (USA), Commander USS Pueblo, USS Pueblo Incident