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

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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
Ship, medal dates Engagement star dates Code Impeccable (AM 320): 2 Oct 52-19 Mar 53 18-30 Oct 52 K8 12-26 Nov 52 K8 24 Dec 52-16 Jan 53 K9 10-24 Feb 53 K9 29 Feb-13 Mar 53 K9 Incredible (AM 249): 27 Jun 50-12 Jul 51 20 Sep-2 Nov 50 K1 4 Sep 53-12 Feb 54 3 Nov 50-24 Jan 51 K2 25 Jan-21 Apr 51 K4 22 Apr-25 May 51 K5 Ingersoll (DD 652): 14 Sep 53-14 Jan 54 Ingraham (DD 694): 9 Jun-18 8ep 53 19 Jun-13 Jul 53 K10 Iowa (BB 61): 30 Mar-19 Oct 52 6-16 Apr 52 K7 19-30 Apr 52 K7 1-4 May 52 K8 23 May-1 Jun 52 K8 4-11 Jun 52 K8 25 Jun-11 Jul 52 K8 14-23 Jul 52 K8 12 Aug-3 Sep 52 K8 23 Sep-8 Oct 52 K8 11-16 Oct 52 K8 Ironwood (WAGL 297): 19-24 Nov 51 21 Jun 52-15 Jan 53 9 May-29 Jul 53 27 Dec 53-2 May 54 Iroquois (WPG 43): 21 Oct 51-11 Nov 51 6-13 Feb 53 Irwin (DD 794): 4 May-9 Aug 53 9-29 May 53 K10 14 Jun-9 Jul 53 K10 Isbell, Arnold J. (DD 869): 25 Nov 50-24 Jul 51 17 Nov 50-17 Jan 51 K2 19 Feb-6 Jul 52 28 Feb-13 Mar 51 K4 28 Jul-10 Aug 52 21 Apr 51 K4 11 Aug-17 Oct 53 22-24 Apr 51 K5 7 Nov 53-21 Jan 54 29 Apr-2 May 51 K5 30 Jan-3 Feb 54 9-30 May 51 K5 13 Jun-8 Jul 51 K5 9-18 Jul 51 K6 25 Feb-2 Apr 52 K7 16-30 Apr 52 K7 14-22 May 52 K8 26-28 May 52 K8 7-22 Jun 52 K8 28 Jul-3 Aug 52 K8
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 |


01 June 2000