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The Korean Service Medal 1950-1954, Ships and Other Units of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps

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The following is a list of units credited by the Secretary of the Navy with having performed duty during the indicated periods which entitle personnel to the Korean Service Medal. Engagement stars have been authorized for the Korean Service Medal for participation in combat operations. Only one star is authorized for participation in one or more engagements with the same code.

Beneath each unit's name are three columns. The left column identified the period of time for which that particular unit and its attached personnel qualified for the basic medal. The center column gives dates for which a unit's attached personnel qualified for a 3/16-inch bronze engagement star for participation in combat operations, if any. The right column gives the code of the designated engagement, a description of which is listed below. This list is reproduced from the 1953 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual (includes 1954 changes) which was prepared by the Bureau of Naval Personnel and Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.

Navy Ships:
| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M |
| N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X - Z |

Other Navy units:
| Part I | Part II | USMC units |

  • K1 - North Korean Aggression: 27 June-02 Nov 50
  • K2 - Communist China Aggression: 03 Nov 50-24 Jan 51
  • K3 - Inchon Landing: 13-17 Sep 50
  • K4 - First UN Counter Offensive: 25 Jan-21 Apr 51
  • K5 - Communist China Spring Offensive: 22 Apr-08 Jul 51
  • K6 - UN Summer-Fall Offensive: 09 July-27 Nov 51
  • K7 - Second Korean Winter: 28 Nov 51-30 Apr 52
  • K8 - Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952: 01 May-30 Nov 52
  • K9 - Third Korean Winter: 01 Dec 52-30 Apr 5-3
  • K10 - Korea, Summer-Fall 1953: 01 May-27 Jul 53

Ships "A"

Ship, medal dates         Engagement star dates     Code
Abbot (DD 629):
7-16 Jul 54 

Abnaki (ATF 96):
23 Jun 51-15 Feb 52       6-8 Jul 51                K5
                          9-19 Jul 51               K6
                          8-13 Sep 51               K6
                          10-27 Nov 51              K6
                          28 Nov-1 Dec 51           K7
                          24 Dec 51-20 Jan 52       K7

Achernar (AKA 53):
31 Jul-27 Nov 50          18 Sep-30 Oct 50          Kl
                          14-18 Nov 50              K2
                          15-17 Sep 50              K3

ADG 11
24 Dec 51-4 May 53        28 May-7 Jun 52           K8
18 May 53-27 Jul 54       22-28 Jul 52              K8
                          30 Aug-3 Sep 52           K8
                          8-11 Oct 52               K8
                          25-27 Feb 53              K9
                          9-14 Apr 53               K9
                          26-31 May 53              K10

Agerholm (DD 826):        15 Mar-4 Apr 51           K4
21 Mar-7 Jun 51           19-21 Apr 51              K4
22 Jul-16 Sep 51          22-26 Apr 51              K5
10 Jun-30 Jul 52          28 Apr-16 May 51          K5
21 Aug-29 Nov 52          8-13 Aug 51               K6
24 Sep-4 Nov 53           15 Aug-2 Sep 51           K6
27 Nov 53-14 Feb 54       14 Jun-9 Jul 52           K8
22 Feb-15 Mar 54          22 Aug-3 Sep 52           K8
29~31 Mar 54              30 Sep-16 Oct 52          K8
                          30 Oct-19 Nov 52          K8
                          24-26 Nov 52              K8

Aiken Victory (TAP 188):
13-15 Sep 50              16-29 Oct 50              K1
16 Oct-10 Nov 50          5-10 Nov 50               K2
31 Mar-13 Apr 51          13-15 Sep 50              K3
15-18 Jun 51              4-5 Apr 51                K4
7-15 Aug 51               13 Apr 51                 K4
19-25 Sep 51              15-16 Jun 51              K5
7-21 Nov 51               12-13 Aug 51              K6
31 Jan-4 Feb 52           22-23 Sep 51              K6
16-18 Mar 52              13-14 Nov 51              K6
24 Apr-19 Jun 52          29-30 Apr 52              K7
5-30 Sep 52               4 May 52                  K8
                          6 May 52                  K8
                          8 May 52                  K8
                          10 May 52                 K8
                          12 May 52                 K8
                          16 May 52                 K8
                          18 May 52                 K8
                          20 May 52                 K8
                          22 May 52                 K8
                          24 May 52                 K8
                          26 May 52                 K8
                          28 May 52                 K8
                          30 May 52                 K8
                          I Jun 52                  K8
                          3 Jun 52                  K8
                          5 Jun 52                  K8
                          7 Jun 52                  K8
                          9 Jun 52                  K8
                          11 Jun 52                 K8
                          13 Jun 52                 K8
                          15 Jun 52                 K8
                          17 Jun 52                 K8
                          9-10 Sep 52               K8
                          12 Sep 52                 K8
                          14 Sep 52                 K8
                          21-22 Sep 52              K8
                          25 Sep 52                 K8

Ainsworth, Fred C. (TAP 181):
1-29 Jul 50               22-25 Jul 50              K1
29 Aug-24 Sep 50          18-19 Sep 50              K1
21 Nov 50-2 Jan 51        27-29 Nov 50              K2
24-27 Jun 54              7-27 Dec 50               K2
                          16-17 Sep 50              K3

Ajax (AR 6):
18 Apr 51-7 Apr 52        20-22 Aug 51              K6
3 Oct 52-19 Jun 53        15-16 Nov 51              K6
3 Apr-27 Jul 54           3-4 Apr 52                K7
                          11-13 Nov 52              K8
                          16-18 Dec 52              K9
                          12-13 Mar 53              K9

Albuquerque (PF 7):
3 Oct-1 Dec 50            16-18 Sep 51              K6
27 Aug-26 Oct 51          23 Sep-10 Oct 51          K6
16 May-5 Jul 52           14-15 Oct 51              K6
3 Dec 52-28 Feb 53        29-30 May 52              K8
                          3-5 Jun 52                K8
                          9-18 Jun 52               K8
                          28 Jun-1 Jul 52           K8
                          6-25 Dec 52               K9
                          7-14 Jan 53               K9
                          22 Jan-6 Feb 53           K9
                          11-18 Feb 53              K9

Algol (AKA 54):
16 Sep 50-23 Apr 51       20 Sep-1 Nov 50           Kl
9 May-17 Jun 51           15 Nov 50-19 Jan 51       K2
23 Mar-8 Apr 52           23 Feb-27 Mar 51          K4
3 May-25 Sep 52           9-14 May 51               K5
13 Nov-1 Dec 52           9-13 May 52               K8
9-16 Mar 54               9-13 Aug 52               K8
30 Mar-17 Apr 54
3 Jun-22 Jul 54

Alshain (AKA 55):
30 Jul-25 Nov 50          2-4 Aug 50                K1
10-16 Sep 53              11-31 Oct 50              K1
                          14-18 Nov 50              K2
                          15-17 Sep 50              K3

Alstede (AF 48):
17 Nov-4 Dec 50           26-28 Jan 52              K7
20-30 Mar 51              12-15 Feb 52              K7
14-22 May 51              28 Feb-3 Mar 52           K7
30 Jun-14 Jul 51          8-12 Mar 52               K7
25 Dec 51-6 Nov 52        14-17 Apr 52              K7
6-21 Jan 53               27-30 Apr 52              K7
1 Apr-31 Jul 53           17-20 Jun 52              K8
10-26 Aug 53              5-7 Jul 52                K8
5-21 Feb 54               13-14 Jul 52              K8
11 Mar-10 Apr 54          18-21 Sep 52              K8
I May-9 Jun 54            20-22 Apr 53              K9
                          27 Jun-1 Jul 53           K10
                          10-13 Jul 53              K10

Aludra (AF 55):
28 Oct 52-15 Apr 53       14-15 Dec 52              K9
27 Jul-29 Aug 53          10-11 Feb 53              K9
5 Sep 53-10 Feb 54        18,19 Feb 53              K9
11-14 Jul 54              2-3 Mar 53                K9
                          14-15 Mar 53              K9
                          28-29 Mar 53              K9
                          7-12 Apr 53               K9

Ammen (DD 527):
14 Jul-26 Oct 53
14-24 Nov 53
13 Dec 53-14 Jan 54

Anderson, Richard B.
12 Mar-7 Jun 51           15 Mar-4 Apr 51           K4
19 Jul-16 Sep 51          19-21 Apr 51              K4
10 Jun-30 Jul 52          22-26 Apr 51              K5
21 Aug-29 Oct 52          28 Apr-10 May 51          K5
31 Oct-24 Nov 52          13-16 May 51              K5
30 Sep-4 Nov 53           8 Aug-5 Sep 51            K6
27 Nov 53-15 Mar 54       14 Jun-9 Jul 52           K8
29-31 Mar 54              23 Aug-3 Sep 52           K8
                          30 Sep-18 Oct 52          K8
                          31 Oct-24 Nov 52          K8

Andromeda (AKA 15):
12 Apr-5 Jun 51           16-17 Apr 51              K4
23 Jun-8 Aug 51           26 Apr-10 May 51          K5
17 Aug-7 Sep 51           31 Aug-2 Sep 51           K6
16 Sep-9 Dec 51           18 Oct 51                 K6
14 Nov 52-9 Mar 53        6 Nov 51                  K6
31 Mar-1 Apr 53           2 Dec 51                  K7
22-30 Aug 53              15 Dec 52                 K9
9-19 Mar 54               3-16 Jan 53               K9
29 Mar-27 Jul,54          13-15 Feb 53              K9

Antietam (CVA 36):
4 Oct 51-16 Apr 62        15 Oct-14 Nov 51          K6
                          28 Nov-28 Dec 51          K7
                          18 Jan-6 Feb 52           K7
                          20 Feb-19 Mar 52          K7

Apache (ATF 67):
2 Dec 51-2 Jul 52         19 Dec 51-4 Jan 52        K7
                          19 Jan-18 Feb 52          K7
                          20 Mar-13 Apr 52          K7
                          26-28 Apr 52              K7
                          9-12 May 52               K8
                          16-28 Jun 52              K8

Arequipa (AF 31):
17 Jul-19 Oct 51          22-23 Jul 51              K6
25 Oct-11 Nov 51 
17 Nov-9 Dec 51
15 Dec 51-31 Jan 52
19-26 Sep 53
6-17 Oct 53
26 Oct-18 Dec 53
6 Jan-10 Feb 54

Arikara (ATF 98):
27 Jun 50-12 Jan 51       2 Jul-12 Sep 50           K1
25 Jan-9 Aug 52           18 Sep-2 Nov 50           K1
                          3 Nov-30 Dec 50           K2
                          13-17 Sep 50              K3
                          4-24 Feb 52               K7
                          14 Mar-3 Apr 52           K7
                          15-17 Apr 52              K7
                          17 May-6 Jun 52           K8
                          26 Jun-12 Jul 52          K8
                          20 Jul-7 Aug 52           K8

Ashtabula (AO 51):
8 Dec 50-25 Jan 51        8 Dec 50-18 Jan 51        K2
9 Oct 51-18 Jan 52        4-9 Mar 51                K4
29 Feb-24 Mar 52          21-28 Mar 51              K4
24 Oct 52-23 May 53       31 Mar-4 Apr 51           K4
1 Sep-8 Nov 53            9-10 Apr 51               K4
17 Nov 53-11 Jan 54       15 Apr 51                 K4
11-16 Mar 54              19-21 Apr 51              K4
                          22-30 Apr 51              K5
                          12-22 May 51              K5
                          6-12 Jun 51               K5
                          15-21 Jun 51              K5
                          29 Oct-16 Nov 51          K6
                          20-27 Nov 51              K6
                          28 Nov-5 Dec 51           K7
                          19 Dec 51-9 Jan 52        K7
                          11-18 Mar 52              K7
                          30 Oct-6 Nov 52           K8
                          13-22 Nov 52              K9

Askari (ARL 30):
6 Sep 50-31 Apr 51        18 Sep-2 Nov 50           K1
15 Sep 52-6 Apr 53        3 Nov-29 Dec 50           K2
                          13-17 Sep 50              K3
                          9 Feb-17 Apr 51           K4

Atlas (ARL 7):
20 Dec 51-25 Sep 52
14 Apr-27 Jul 54

Aucilla (AO 56):
25-29 Nov 50
4-5 Jan 51
11-13 Feb 51
12 Jun-9 Oct 52

Ault (DD 698):
6 Dec 53-6 Apr 54

Aventinus (ARVE 3):
26 Dec 50-14 Oct 51


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01 June 2000