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

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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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  • 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 Kankakee (AO 39): 10-18 Jan 52 10-16 Jan 52 K7 Karin (AF 33): 6 Aug-9 Sep 50 22-31 Dec 50 K2 20 Sep-7 Oct 50 21-24 May 52 K8 18 Oct-20 Nov 50 14-15 Aug 52 K8 9 Dec 50-27 Jan 51 I Feb-26 Nov 52 14 Jun-27 Jul 54 Kaskaskia (AO 27): 9 Oct 50-17 Jan 51 19 Oct-2 Nov 5O K1 1-30 Mar 51 3 Nov-24 Dec 50 K2 22 Jan-17 May 52 10-14 Mar 51 K4 4-8 Jul 52 24-30 Mar 51 K4 27 Dec 52-16 Apr 53 23 Jan-7 Feb 52 K7 24 May-5 Jul 53 14-26 Feb 52 K7 22 Jan-21 Feb 54 7-27 Mar 52 K7 15 Apr-13 Jun 54 31 Mar-15 Apr 52 K7 14-27 Jul 54 19-30 Apr 52 K7 1-3 May 52 K8 5-6 Jul 52 K8 1-13 Jan 53 K8 28 Jan-6 Feb K8 17-25 Feb 53 K9 14-22 Mar 53 K9 4-13 Apr 53 K8 6-12 Jun 53 K10 2D-26 Jun 53 K10 Kearsarge (CVA 33): 8 Sep-29 Oct 52 16 Sep-18 Oct 52 K8 31 Oct 52-5 Jan 53 31 Oct-30 Nov 52 K8 19 Jan-23 Feb 53 1-4 Dec 52 K8 2 Aug-15 Sep 53 18 Dec 52-4 Jan 53 K8 28 Sep-15 Nov 53 19 Jan-22 Feb 53 K9 30 Nov 53-2 Jan 54 Keith, Willard (DD 775): 10 Oct 53-11 Mar 54 Kennedy, Joseph P. (DD 850): 3 Feb-13 Apr 51 5 Feb-3 Apr 51 K4 21 May-17 Jun 51 8-9 Apr 51 K4 30 May-13 Jun 51 K5 Keosanqua (ATA 198): 26 Sep 51-25 Mar 52 4-8 Nov 51 K6 21 Feb-5 Sep 53 11-13 Jan 52 K7 18-25 Jan 52 K7 29 Feb-6 Mar 52 K7 9-21 Mar 52 K7 24 Apr 53 K8 Kepplar (DDE 765): 8 Nov 50-10 Feb 51 17 Nov 50-24 Jan 51 K2 25 Jan-6 Feb 51 K4 Kidd (DD 661): 16 Jul-27 Sep 51 21-25 Jul 51 K6 21 Oct 51-22 Jan 52 8 Aug-5 Sep 51 K6 8 Sep-lo Dec 52 18-127 Sep 51 K6 29 Dec 52-3 Mar 53 31 Oct-25 Nov 51 K6 20 Nov 53-5 Feb 54 29 Nov-3 Dec 51 K7 16 Mar-2 May 54 12 Dec 51-10 Jan 52 K7 16-23 Sep 52 K8 25 Sep-1 Oct 52 K8 16-17 Oct 52 K8 29 Oct-5 Nov 52 K8 7-30 Nov 52 K8 24-26 Jan 53 K9 28 Jan-26 Feb 53 K8 Kimberly (DD 521): 18 Jun-12 Sep 52 24 Jun-28 Jul 52 K8 3-18 Aug 52 K8 Kishwaukee (AOG 9): 19 Nov 50-16 Mar 51 Kite (AMS 22): 13 Jul 50-9 Apr 54 13 Jul-12 Sep 50 K1 1 Jun-27 Jul 54 18 Sep-2 Nov 50 K1 3 Nov 50-24 Jan 51 K2 13-17 Sep 50 K3 25 Jan-23 Mar 51 K4 12-16 Apr 51 K4 7-8 Jul 51 K5 9 Jul-4 Aug 51 K6 28 Aug-2 Oct 51 K6 27 Oct-11 Nov 51 K6 22-27 Nov 51 K6 28 Nov-8 Dec 51 K7 24 Dec 51-22 Jan 52 K7 6 Feb-3 Mar 52 K7 19 May-16 Jun 52 K8 7 Jul-4 Aug 52 K8 3 Sep-I Oct 52 K8 26 Oct-27 Nov 52 K8 4-28 Feb 53 K9 25-28 Mar 53 K9 16 May-13 Jun 53 K10 7-27 Jul 53 K10 K1amath (WPG 66): 23 Aug-5 Sep 51 6-27 Apr 52 1-12 May 52 18 Jul-5 Aug 53 4-11 Sep 53 Knapp (DD 653): 14 Sep 53-14 Jan 54 Knox, Frank (DDR 742): 4 Aug-4 Nov 50 6 Aug-12 Sep 50 K1 13 Dec 50-29 Mar 51 18 Sep-3 Oct 50 K1 13 May-29 Aug 52 21 Dec 50-24 Jan 51 K2 19 Sep-2 Nov 52 13-17 Sep 50 K3 11 Aug-17 Oct 53 25 Jan-22 Mar 51 K4 7 Nov 53-21 Jan 54 17-23 May 52 K8 30 Jan-3 Feb 54 27-28 May 52 K8 8-14 Jun 52 K8 9-17 Jul 52 K8 6-29 Aug 52 K8 12-29 Oct 52 KS Knudson (APD 101): 23 May-27 Jul 54 Koiner (WDE 431): 829 Jun 52 13 May-3 Jun 53 2-10 Jul 53- Kukui (WAK 186): 27 May-1 Jun 53 Kyes, James E. (DD 787): 9 Jul 50-25 Jan 51 15 Jul-12 Sep 50 K1 17 Sep-17 Deq 51 18 Sep-24 Oct 50 K1 7 Jan-25 Mar N62 6 Nov 50-21 Jan 51 K2 1 Nov 52-6 Feb 53 13-17 Sep 50 X3 28 Feb-13 Jun 53 21 Sep-3 Oct 51 K6 4-16 Mar 54 18-31 Oct 51 K6 25 Mar-23 Apr 54 29 Nov-13 Dec 51 K7 2-22 Jul 54 23 Jan-7 Feb 52 K7 19 Feb-19 Mar 52 K7 5 Dec 52-10 Jan 53 K8 13 Mar-20 Apr 53 K8 16 May-8 Jun 53 K10
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01 June 2000