In 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea. Marines were stationed at the Korean peninsula along with Hospital Corpsmen entering the battle shortly after.
Where did American’s battle in the Korean War
The fighting began at the Battle of Inchon in September of 1950 which lead to the recapture of the South Korean capital Seoul. It stretched all the way to the Battle of Chosin Reservoir where China entered the conflict. The brutal 17-day battle continued resulting in the retreat of the US Army.
One Marine division was involved in the war. Hospital Corps had suffered from 108 losses in the action.
However, after it ended, Hospital Corpsmen earned:
- 281 Bronze Star Medals
- 113 Silver Star Medals
- 23 Navy Crosses
- 5 Medal of Honors