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WaistGunner
07-19-2006, 01:05 PM
Here is an interesting tidbit I learned from Pork Chop Hill by S.L.A. Marshal.

According to him Ethiopia was the only country involved in the Korean War that had left with 100% accountability of there men. All casualties were recovered.

Outerheaven
07-19-2006, 01:17 PM
How many men did they send?

Dani
07-19-2006, 01:19 PM
Here is an interesting tidbit I learned from Pork Chop Hill by S.L.A. Marshal.

According to him Ethiopia was the only country involved in the Korean War that had left with 100% accountability of there men. All casualties were recovered.

I have to check deeper, because according to http://www.geocities.com/lmak27455/Ethiopian_Korean_War_Veterans/index.html


Casualties (122 dead and 566 wounded)

WaistGunner
07-20-2006, 12:59 PM
Ethiopia furnished three 1,200-man battalions to the UN Command, beginning in June 1951 but only one battalion at a time. The first of these battalions — known as Kagnew (Conquerors) Battalions — arrived in May 1951 and was assigned to the U.S. 7th Infantry Division.

1st Kagnew Battalion Jun 51 — Apr 52

2nd Kagnew Battalion Apr 52 — Apr 53

3rd Kagnew Battalion Apr 53 — Apr 54

(09/20/99 — A monograph on these units’ activities and casualties, plus unit crests/patches, will be posted when received from the Ethiopian Korean War Veterans Association.)

Casualties 122 KIA 566 WIA

Taken from www.korean-war.com/ethiopia.html

WaistGunner
07-20-2006, 01:00 PM
It is amazing to read about some of their patrols. They also had a 95% illiteracy rate and most of them couldn't even read a map.