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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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UN: United Nation Service

KC: Korean Campaign

RHEE:?

CIT: Citation


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

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United nations Korean Conflict Rhee Citation?


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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."

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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

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


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"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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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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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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"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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