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

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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  
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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 Dalton Victory (TAK 256): 13 Oct-5 Nov 50 7-13 Dec 51 K7 21 Dec 50-14 Jan 51 27 Jan-19 Feb 52 K7 6 May-2 Jun 51 5-10 Jul 52 K8 7-13 Dec 51 30 Oct-5 Nov 52 K8 21 Jan-28 Feb 52 23-27 Dec 52 K9 19-28 Apr 52 9 Jun-12 Jul 52 12-18 Aug 52 30 Oct-5 Nov 52 23-27 Dec 52 4-18 Feb 53 Daly (DD 519) 22 Jun-lo RAv 53 30 Jun-16 Jul 53 K10 Dashiell (DD 659) 3 Jun-9 Oct 53 11-27 Jun 53 K10 Deal (AKL 2): 8 Nov 50-2 Dec 51 13 Nov-29 Dec 50 K2 15 May-6 Jun 52 7 Feb-16 Mar 51 K4 17 Jun-7 Sep 52 30 Mar-10 Apr 51 K4 19 Sep-15 Dec 52 16-19 Apr 51 K4 25 Dec 52-20 May 53 23-24 Apr 51 K5 3 Jun 53-24 Mar 54 28 Apr-2 May 51 K5 7 Apr-30 May 54 6-7 May 51 K5 17 Jun-27 Jul 54 12-13 Jun 51 K5 26-27 Jun 51 K5 8 Jul 51 K5 9-20 Jul 51 K6 23-25 Aug 51 K6 8 Sep 51 K6 19-20 Sep 51 K6 29-30 Sep 51 K6 6 Oct 51 K6 16 Oct 51 K6 25-29 Oct 51 K6 3-7 Nov 51 K6 14-15 Nov 51 K6 31 Jul-1 Aug 52 K8 9-12 Aug 52 K8 12 Nov 52 K8 23 Apr 53 K9 2 May 53 K10 9-10 Jun 53 K10 Defense (AM 317): 15 Aug 52-9 Jan 53 10 Sep-6 Oct 52 K8 2 Nov 53-7 May 54 28 Oct-26 Nov 52 K8 18-31 Dec 52 K9 Dehaven (DD 727): 27 Jun-1 Nov 50 27 Jun-12 Sep 50 K1 12 Jul 51-1 Feb 52 18 Sep-2 Nov 50 K1 17 Oct-27 Dec 52 13-17 Sep 50 K3 20 Jan-22 Mar 53 18 Jul-8 Aug 51 K6 30 Nov 53-10 Mar 54 19-26 Sep 51 K6 5 Apr-21 May 54 2-16 Oct 51 K6 28 Oct-27 Nov 51 K6 17-19 Dec 51 K7 28-30 Dec 51 K7 6-16 Jan 52 K7 21 Oct-30 Nov 52 K8 26 Jan-16 Feb 53 K9 26 Feb-20 Mar 53 K9 Deliver (ARS 23): 6 Jul 51-14 Feb 52 21 Jul 51 K6 15 May-25 Nov 53 17 Aug-7 Sep 51 K6 16-27 Jul 54 13 Sep 51 K6 21 Sep 51 K6 9-27 Oct 51 K6 4-21 Nov 51 K6 22-29 Nov 51 K7 2-7 Dec 51 K7 1-19 Jan 52 K7 21-24 May 53 K10 9 Jun-3 Jul 53 K10 21-27 Jul 53 K10 Delta (AR 9): 15 Jul 52-2; Jan 53 10 Sep-15 Oct 52 K8 15 Oct 53-22 May 54 Deuel (APA 160): 10-16 Seo 53 Devastator (AM 318): 15 Aug 52-9 Jan 53 9 Sep-5 Oct 52 K8 2 Nov 53-7 May 54 29 Oct-29 Nov 52 K8 18-31 Dec 52 K9 Dextrous (AM 341): 14 May-3 Feb 52 8 Jun-8 Jul 51 K5 28 Dec 52-9 Jun 53 27 Jul-3 Sep 51 K6 10 Feb-16 Mar 54 2 Oct-6 Nov 51 K6 26 Mar-9 Apr 54 30 Nov-29 Dec 51 K7 1 Jun-27 Jul 54 8-12 Jan 52 K7 14 Jan-11 Feb 53 K9 7 Mar-2 Apr 53 K9 28-30 Apr 53 K9 1-24 May 53 K10 Diachenko (APD 123): 10 Jul 60-24 Apr 51 19 Jul-12 Sep 50 K1 19 Mar-17 Nov 52 18 Sep-2 Nov 50 K1 6 Nov 53-19 Feb 54 3 Nov 50-24 Jan 51 K2 11-16 Mar 54 13-17 Sep 50 K3 27 Mar-20 Apr-54 25 Jan-29 Mar 51 K4 10-19 Apr 52 K7 21-22 May 52 K8 22 Jul-1 Aug 52 K8 17 Oct 52 K8 8 Nov 52 K8 Diodon (SS 349): 19 Oct 50-12 Jan 51 31 Mar-27 Jul 54 Diphda (AKA 59): 12-29 Aug 50 20-29 Aug 50 K1 28 Nov 50-15 Oct 51 28 Nov 50-24 Jan 51 K2 26 Feb-5 Mar 52 16-24 May 52 25 Jan-13 Mar 51 K4 8-18 Aug 52 17-21 Apr 51 K4 18 Jan-8 Feb 53 22 Apr 51 K5 3 Apr-3 May 53 5-12 Jun 51 K5 17 Jun-14 Jul 53 21-30 Jun 51 K5 1-26 Sep 53 14 Jul-8 Aug 51 K6 18 Feb-19 Mar 54 16-18 Aug 51 K6 7 May-27 Jul 54 30 Aug-8 Sep 51 K6 26 Sep-8 Oct 51 K6 16-23 May 52 K8 Dixie (AD 14): 27 Jul 50-5 Feb 51 30 Jan-3 Feb 51 K4 10 Feb-27 Jul 52 25-27 Feb 52 K7 9 Mar-21 Sep 53 24-27 Mar 52 K7 2-5 May 52 K8 25-26 Jun 52 K8 7-8 Jul 52 K8 20-23 Mar 53 K8 11-13 Apr 53 K9 30-31 May 53 K10 Dortch (DD 670): 3 Jun-9 Oct 53 8-27 Jun 53 K10 Doyle (DMS 34): 16 Jul 50-15 Feb 51 21 Jul-2 Nov 50 K1 21 Oct 51-23 Jul 52 3 Nov-30 Dec 50 K2 30 Jan-4 Feb 51 K4 7-27 Nov 51 K6 28 Nov 51-3 Feb 52 K7 21-23 Feb 52 K7 25-28 Feb 52 K7 14-15 Apr 52 K7 17-30 Apr 52 K7 1-28 May 52 K8 7-22 Jun 52 K8 Duncan (DDR 874): 28 Nov 50-24 Jul 51 1 Dec 50-19 Jan 51 K2 2 Mar-6 Jul 52 31 Jan-14 Mar 51 K4 25 Jul-10 Aug 52 4-21 Apr 51 K4 12 May-29 Jun 53 22 Apr-9 May 51 K5 22 Jul-2 Nov 53 16-30 May 51 K5 8 Jun-16 Jul 54 13 Jun-8 Jul 51 K5 9-18 Jul 51 K6 11 Mar-2 Apr 52 K7 16-30 Apr 52 K7 1-28 May 52 K8 7-22 Jan 52 K8 18-31 May 53 K10 Durant (WDE 489): 6-19 Nov 53
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01 June 2000