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#1 gunner

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 11:14 PM

This is a form my grandfather filled out to receive a bonus from the state for serving in Korea.

He used abbreviations Im unfamiliar with to list his awards/ badges. Can anyone make sense of what these mean to help me understand what he may have been awarded for his service?

Looks like U.N, K.C, RHEE, C.T,

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#2 72psb

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 01:23 AM

UN: United Nation Service

KC: Korean Campaign

RHEE:?

CIT: Citation



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Posted 09 February 2020 - 05:31 AM

Since Rhee was president of South Korea, it possibly is for the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 05:46 AM

United nations Korean Conflict Rhee Citation?



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Posted 09 February 2020 - 07:30 AM

No, three separate awards- United Nation's service medal for Korea, "U.N." / US Korean Service Medal, "K.C." / Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, "Rhee. CIT."

Edited by atb, 09 February 2020 - 07:33 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2020 - 07:06 PM

No, three separate awards- United Nation's service medal for Korea, "U.N." / US Korean Service Medal, "K.C." / Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, "Rhee. CIT."

A Very slipshod job right atb :lol: Note the atypical way this clerk states unit, 21st Regt as opposed to the time honored way, 21st Inf



#7 JBFloyd

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 05:18 AM

"Syngman Rhee Citation" was the commonly used term for the RoK Presidential Unit Citation.



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:16 AM



"Syngman Rhee Citation" was the commonly used term for the RoK Presidential Unit Citation.

Must of been when these awards came out, and done on the unit level,and perhaps as a GI vernacular for this award in this period.

Officially at least by 1954. possibly 1953, called by the proper title, or slight variations on it as these two examples show..

 

 

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:17 AM



Must of been when these awards came out, and done on the unit level,and perhaps as a GI vernacular for this award in this period.

Officially at least by 1954. possibly 1953, called by the proper title, or slight variations on it as these two examples show..

 

 

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 09:47 AM

Must of been when these awards came out, and done on the unit level,and perhaps as a GI vernacular for this award in this period.

Officially at least by 1954. possibly 1953, called by the proper title, or slight variations on it as these two examples show..

 

 

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"Official" usually doesn't flow down to unit clerks with the speed of heat.  For example, I've seen numerous pre-1945 WWII discharges listing the "Pre-Pearl Harbor Medal" instead of the American Defense Service Medal. And, "Yangtze Service" regularly gets butchered into phonetic hash by clerks . Clerks in Korea were no different . You just have to see a few of the errors to start to understand what they really mean.



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 04:35 PM



 

"Official" usually doesn't flow down to unit clerks with the speed of heat.  For example, I've seen numerous pre-1945 WWII discharges listing the "Pre-Pearl Harbor Medal" instead of the American Defense Service Medal. And, "Yangtze Service" regularly gets butchered into phonetic hash by clerks . Clerks in Korea were no different . You just have to see a few of the errors to start to understand what they really mean.


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