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The Korean Service Medal 1950-1954, Ships "B"

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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.

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N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X - Z |

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  • 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
Ship, medal dates Engagement star dates Code Badger, Charles J. (DD 657): 12-27 Jan 54 1 Feb-17 Mar 54 28 Mar-22 May 54 Badoeng Strait (CVE 116): 29 Jul 50-23 Jan 51 6 Aug-12 Sep 50 K1 2-14 Oct 51 18 Sep-2 Nov 50 K1 22 Oct 51-14 Feb 52 3 Nov 50-7 Jan 51 K2 6 Oct 52-11 Feb 53 13-17 Sep 50 K3 18-28 Dec 51 K7 8-16 Jan 52 K7 26 Jan-6 Feb 52 K7 15 Sep 52 K8 16-17 Oct 52 K8 31 Oct-10 Nov 52 K8 20-28 Nov 52 K8 8-16 Dec 52 K9 27 Dec 52-4 Jan 53 K9 13 Jan 53 K9 29 Jan-5 Feb 53 K9 Bairoko (CVE 115): 14 Nov 50-4 Aug 51 16-24 Feb 52 K7 16 Dec 51-26 May 52 5-13 Mar 52 K7 6 Feb-15 Mar 53 23-31 Mar 52 K7 25 Mar-7 Aug 53 15-21 May 53 K10 31 May-8 Jun 53 K10 18-26 Jun 53 K10 6-14 Jul 53 K10 24-2-1 Jul 53 K10 Banner (AKL 25): 10-20 Mar 53 17-30 May 53 19 Jul-2 Aug 53 28 Nov-6 Dec 53 19-26 Feb 54 13-20 May 54 24-29 Jun 54 Barrett (TAP 196): 13-16 Feb 53 Barton (DD 722): 18 Jun-19 Oct 52 22 Jun-9 Jul 52 K8 11-14 Feb 54 21 Jul-23 Aug 52 K8 20 Feb-29 Mar 54 15-17 Sep 52 K8 29 Apr-I Jun 54 Bashaw (SSK 241): 11 Apr-27 Jul 54 Bass, Brinkley (DD 987): 25 Nov 50-24 Jul 51 28 Nov 50-17 Jan 51 K2 19 Feb-6 Jul 52 31 Jan-16 Mar 51 K4 28 Jul-10 Aug 52 4-15 Apr 51 K4 12 May-26 Jun 53 2 May 51 K5 25 Jul-2 Nov 53 9-30 May 51 K5 8-16 Jul 54 13 Jun-8 Jul 51 K5 9-18 Jul 51 K6 24 Feb-2 Apr 52 K7 16-30 Apr 52 K7 1-28 May 52 K8 7-22 Jun 52 K8 28 Jul-3 Aug 52 K8 18-31 May 53 K10 Bass, Horace A. (APD 124): 1 Aug 50-28 Ian 51 8 Sep-2 Nov 50 K1 18 Oct 51-3 Jul 52 4 Nov 50-23 Jan 51 K2 3 Aug 53-4 Jan 54 13-16 Sep 50 K3 20 Jan-14 Mar 54 27 Nov 51 K6 27 Mar-5 Apr 54 28 Nov-5 Dec 51 K7 7-22 Dec 51 K7 9-13 Jan 52 K7 20-25 Jan 52 K7 1-4 Feb 52 K7 29-30 Feb 52 K7 19-30 Apr 52 K7 1-5 May 52 K8 30 May-13 Jun 52 K8 1&-25 Jun 52 K8 Bataan (CVL 29): 28 Nov 50-13 Jun 51 16 Dec 50-24 Jan 51 K2 11 Feb-11 Aug 52 25 Jan-22 Mar 51 K4 15 Nov 52-10 May 53 31 Mar-6 Apr 51 K4 14-18 Aug 53 9-15 Apr 51 K4 19-21 Apr 51 K4 22-26 Apr 51 K5 1-10 May 51 K5 19 May-3 Jun 51 K5 30 Apr 52 K7 1-10 May 52 K8 7-15 Jun 52 K8 25 Jun-3 Jul 52 K8 13-22 Jul 52 K8 1-2 Aug 52 K8 16-25 Feb 53 Kg 7-15 Mar 53 K9 26 Mar-4 Apr 53 K9 11-20 Apr 53 K9 27-30 Apr 53 K9 1-6 May 53 K10 Battsell (DD 945); 19 Mar-7 Jun 51 21 Mar-4 Apr 51 K4 19 Jul-16 Sep 51 18-21 Apr 51 K4 10 Jun-25 Jul 52 22 Apr-16 May 51 K5 21 Aug-29 Oct 52 14 Jun-8 Jul 52 K8 31 Oct-2 Dec 52 23 Aug-3 Sep 52 K8 30 Sep-4 Nov 53 30 Sep-19 Oct 52 K8 27 Nov-18 Dec 53 31 Oct-25 Nov 52 K8 30 Dec 53-8 Feb 54 22 Feb-15 Mar 54 21 Mar 54 Bayfield (APA 33): 15 Sep 50-15 Apr 51 21 Sep-2 Nov 50 K1 3-13 May 51 3-29 Dec 50 K2 3-7 Sep 51 26 Feb-7 Mar 51 K4 29 Mar-20 Oct 52 19-23 Apr 52 K7 19-31 Nov 52 17-18 Oct 52 K8 29 Nov 53-2 Feb 54 12-16 Mar 54 28 Mar-27 Jul 54 Bayonne (PF 21): 28 Jul 50-4 Sep 51 18 Sep-10 Oct 50 K1 19 Sep 51-31 Jan 53 13-17 Sep 50 K3 10 Oct-13 Nov 51 K6 28 Nov-14 Dec 51 K7 23-25 Jan 52 K7 28-29 Jan 52 K7 11-14 May 52 K8 17-29 May 52 K8 16-27 Jun 52 K8 7-28 Jul 52 K8 13 Aug 52 K8 23 Aug 52 K8 27-29 Aug 52 K8 10-11 Sep 52 K8 14-17 Sep 52 K8 26 Sep-20 Oct 52 K8 21 Oct-2 Nov 52 K8 8 Nov 52 K8 25-30 Nov 52 K8 1-6 Dec 52 Kg 8 Dec 52 K9 19-22 Dec 52 Kg 25 Dec 52-10 Jan 53 KO Beam (DD 654): 28 May-24 Jun 54 Beatty (DD 756): 31 Oct 51-27 Feb 52 B-27 Nov 51 K6 28 Nov-11 Dec 51 K7 10-30 Jan 52 K7 6-20 Feb 52 K7 Begor (APD 127): 7 Dec 50-17 Aug 51 13-24 Dec 50 K2 14 Nov 52-11 Jun 53 1 Mar-7 Apr 51 K4 29 Jun-12 Aug 53 27 Apr-9 May 51 K5 28 May-14 Jun 51 K5 25 Jun-11 Jul 51 K5 15 Dec 52 K9 13 Feb 53 K9 28 Feb-1 Mar 53 K9 6 Mar 53 K9 12-31 Mar 53 K9 13-16 Apr 53 K9 7-17 May 53 K10 12 Jul 53 K10 27 Jul 53 K10 Bellatrix (AKA 3): 8 Sep-12 Nov 52 17-18 Oct 52 K8 27 Nov-1 Dec 52 Benham (DD 796): 7-16 Jul 54 Bering Strait (AVP 382): 26 Dec 51-3 Feb 52 21 Jan-3 Feb 54 Berry, Fred T. (DDE 858): 8 Nov 50-10 Feb 51 16 Nov 50-24 Jan 51 K2 25 Jan-7 Feb 51 K4 Besugo (SS 321): 31 Mar 50-11 Apr 51 Bexar (APA 237): 9 Sep 50-6 Jan 51 20 Sep-2 Nov 50 K1 18-26 Aug 51 3 Nov 50-1 Jan 51 K2 11 Sep 51-22 Mar 52 5-6 Dec 51 K7 9 Aug-4 Nov 53 27-30 Dec 51 K7 27 Nov-11 Dec 53 10-11 Jan 52 K7 22-23 Jan 52 K7 Bisbee (PF 46): 18 Oct 50-1 Apr 51 3-24 Dec 50 K2 8 Jul-25 Sep 51 28 Dec 50-4 Jan 51 K2 29 Oct 51-23 Jan 52 24 Feb-6 Mar 51 K4 24-29 Mar 51 K4 19 Jul 51 K6 22 Jul-3 Aug 51 K5 15-16 Aug 51 K6 23-25 Aug 51 K6 13-17 Sep 51 K6 21-23 Sep 51 K6 13-19 Jan 52 K8 Black (DD 666): 12 Feb-8 Jun 53 5-16 Mar 53 K9 27 Mar-9 Apr 53 K9 11-22 Apr 53 K9 12 May-3 Jun 53 K10 Blackfin (SS 322): 4 Jan-25 May 52 Blenny (SS 324): 25 May-18 Oct 52 Blue (DD 744): 23 Jan-24 Aug 51 5 Feb-20 Mar 51 K4 14 Apr-24 May 52 9-13 May 51 K5 20 Jun-21 Oct 52 23-31 May 51 K5 7 JuI-3 Sep 53 3-25 Jun 51 K5 29 Sep-10 Nov 53 27 Jun-8 Jul 51 K5 29 Nov-6 Dec 53 9-26 Jul 51 K6 8-22 Aug 51 K6 20-30 Apr 52 K7 1-17 May 52 K8 21-30 Jun 52 K8 11 Jul-7 Aug 52 K8 31 Aug-4 Oct 52 K8 16-27 Jul 53 K10 Bluegill (SS 242): 28 Nov-9 Dec 53 14-16 Dec 53 22 Dec 53-25 Feb 54 Bole, John A. (DD 755): 27 Oct 50-6 Mar 51 5 Nov 50-24 Jan 51 K2 16 Apr-19 Jun 51 25 Jan-16 Mar 51 K4 30 Jan-29 Mar 52 16-21 Apr 51 K4 16 Apr-25 Jun 52 22 Apr-3 May 51 K5 12 Mar-9 Apr 53 17 May-14 Jun 51 K5 2 May-7 Sep 53 4-19 Feb 52 K7 4-27 Jul 54 21 Feb-4 Mar 52 K7 16-30 Apr 52 K7 1-4 May 52 KS 18-30 Mar 53 K9 31 May-16 Jun 53 K10 27 Jun-14 Jul 53 K10 17-20 Jul 53 K10 Bolster (ARS 38): 9 Sep 50-6 Jul 51 15 Sep-2 Nov 50 K1 24 Jan-16 Aug 52 3 Nov 50-19 Jan 51 K2 16 Feb-15 Apr 53 9 Feb-10 Mar 51 K4 28 Nov 53-22 Jan 54 11-16 Apr 51 K4 2 Mar-5 May 54 17-21 May 51 K5 8-23 Feb 52 K7 13 Mar-12 Apr 52 K7 3-16 Jun 52 K8 15 Jul 52 K8 8 Mar-11 Apr 53 K8 Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31): 28 May-6 Dec 51 28 May-17 Jun 51 K5 18 Jun-24 Dec 52 1-8 Jul 51 K5 9-28 Jul 51 K6 10 Aug-5 Sep 51 K6 19 Sep-18 Oct 51 K6 31 Oct-27 Nov 51 K6 28-29 Nov 51 K7 23-26 Jun 52 K8 3 Jul-4 Aug 52 K8 9-18 Aug 52 K8 4-18 Sep 52 K8 12 Oct-5 Nov 52 K8 24-30 Nov 52 K8 1-17 Dec 52 K9 Borie (DD 704): 6 Oct 50-12 May 51 13 Oct-2 Nov 50 K1 3 Nov 50-24 Jan 51 K2 25 Jan-10 Mar 51 K4 15-21 Mar 51 K4 27-30 Mar 51 K4 1-6 Apr 51 K4 10-13 Apr 51 K4 16-19 Apr 51 K4 2-9 May 51 K5 Boxer (CV 21): 14 Sep-26 Oct 50 18 Sep-26 Oct 50 K1 26 Mar-9 Apr 51 13-17 Sep 50 K3 16 Apr-8 Oct 51 26 Mar-9 Apr 51 K4 10 Mar-9 Sep 52 2 May-7 Jun 51 K5 30 Apr-9 Aug 53 17 Jun-8 Jul 51 K5 22 Aug-11 Nov 53 9-15 Jul 51 K6 3-18 Jun 54 28 Jul-22 Aug 51 K6 24-27 Jul 54 4 Sep-3 Oct 51 K6 31 Mar-30 Apr 52 K7 14-26 May 52 K8 11 Jun-6 Jul 52 K8 4-8 Aug 52 K8 25 Aug-4 Sep 52 K8 12 May-19 Jun 53 K10 4-27 Jul 53 K10 Boyd (DD 544): 6 Jun-29 Aug 51 12 Jun-8 Jul 51 K5 18 Sep-7 Dec 51 9-ll Jul 51 K6 6 Aug-15 Nov 52 26 Jul-8 Aug 51 K6 15 Dec 52-29 Jan 53 20 Sep-4 Oct 51 K6 29 Oct-7 Nov 53 31 Oct-27 Nov 51 K6 16 Nov 53-6 Jan 54 28 Nov-4 Dec 51 K7 10-11 Jan 54 13 Aug-14 Sep 52 K8 21 Feb-16 Apr 54 26 Sep-19 Oct 52 K8 28 Dec 52-26 Jan 53 K9 Bradford (DD 545): 7 Mar-24 Aug 51 12-18 Mar 51 K4 14 Apr-24 May 52 9-13 May 51 K5 20 Jun-21 Oct 52 23 May-19 Jun 51 K5 12 May-26 Jun 53 27 Jun-8 Jul 51 K5 25 Jul-2 Nov 53 9 Jul 51 K6 8-18 Jul 54 12-28 Jul 51 K6 10-22 Aug 51 K6 20-30 Apr 52 K7 1-17 May 52 KS 20-29 Jun 52 K8 9 Jul-3 Aug 52 K8 31 Aug-17 Oct 52 K8 18-31 May 53 K10 Bremerton (CA 130): 7 May-4 Jun 52 12-28 May 52 K8 11 Jun-13 Sep 52 11-26 Jun 52 K8 26 Apr-30 May 53 9 Jul-6 Aug 52 K8 12 Jun-2 Sep 53 20 Aug-6 Sep 52 K8 26 Sep-8 Nov 53 1-30 May 53 K10 8 Jun-27 Jul 54 13 Jun-8 Jul 53 K10 23-27 Jul 53 K10 Bristol (DD 857): 31 Oct 51-27 Feb 52 6-12 Nov 51 K6 14-2-d Nov 51 K6 5-6 Dec 51 K7 9 Jan-1 Feb 52 K7 6-20 Feb 52 K7 Bronson, Clarence K. (DD 668): 22 Jun-10 Nov 53 9-16 Jul 53 K10 Brown (DD 546): 7 Mar-24 Sep 51 8-26 Mar 51 K4 26 Jul-25 Oct 52 28-30 Mar 51 K4 17 Nov-27 Dec 52 8-13 Apr 51 K4 23 Jul-2 Nov 53 13-23 May 51 K5 8-16 Jul 54 10-2-1 Jun 51 K5 11 Jul-10 Aug 51 K6 22 Aug-21 Sep 51 K6 29 Jul-3 Aug 52 K8 3-27 Sep 52 K8 5-25 Oct 52 K8 10-18 Dec 52 K9 20-22 Dec 52 K9 Brute (AKL 28): 7-12 Feb 53 4-17 Apr 53 27 Jun-10 Jul 53 30 Jul-8 Aug 53 16-30 Oct 53 22-27 Feb 54 31 Mar-12 Apr 54 Brush (DD 745): 20 Jan-5 Mar 52 26-30 Jan 52 K7 31 Mar-10 Jun 52 1-25 Feb 52 K7 27 Feb-10 Jun 53 15-30 Apr 52 K7 1 Jul-14 Aug 53 1-17 May 52 K8 26 Jun- 22 Jul 54 28 May-2 Jun 52 K8 4-8 Jan 52 K8 5-20 Mar 53 K8 2-14 Apr 53 K8 22-30 Apr 53 K9 1-19 May 53 K10 12-27 Jul 53 K10 Bryce Canyon (AD 36): 12 Apr-4 Nov 51 11-12 Sep 52 K8 15 Jul 52-28 Jan 53 16 Oct 53-30 May 54 Buck (DD 761): 27 Oct-20 Dec 50 5-27 Nov 50 K2 27 Apr-19 Jun 5l 30 Apr-14 Jun 51 K5 30 Jan-25 Jun 52 4 Feb-5 Mar 52 K7 12 Mar-9 Apr 53 16-28 Apr 52 K7 13 May-7 Pep 53 30 Apr 52 K7 17-28 May 54 28 May-21 Jun 52 K8 3-7 Jun 54 20-30 Mar 53 KO 4-27 Jul 54 31 May-13 Jun 53 K10 27-30 Jun 53 K10 4-22 Jul 53 K10 Bugara (SS 331): 5 Oct-28 Nov 50 20 Jan-18 Jun 51 20 Apr-4 Jun 54 14-27 Jul 54 Burlington (PF 51): 8 Mar 51-3 Jul 52 14-24 Mar 51 K4 7-15 Sep 52 12 May-6 Jun 51 K5 25 Jun-8 Jul 51 K5 18-20 Jul 51 K6 12-14 Sep 51 K6 12 Jan-7 Feb 52 K7 18-28 Feb 52 K7 19 Mar-7 Apr 52 K7 18-25 Apr 52 K7 28-30 Apr 52 K7 1-5 May 52 K8 15-16 May 52 K8 23 May-8 Jun 52 K8 10-12 Jun 52 K8 24-26 Jan 52 K8 29-30 Jan 52 K8 Butternut (AN 9): 27 Dec 50-7 Jul 51
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01 June 2000

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