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

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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 Valley Forge (CVA 45): 27 Jun-23 Nov 50 2 Jul-12 Sep 50 K1 16 Dec 50-30 Mar 51 18 Sep-2 Nov 50 K1 4 Dec 51-20 Jun 52 3-19 Nov 50 K2 22 Dec 52-16 Mar 53 22 Dec 50-24 Jan 51 K2 23 Mar-10 Jun 53 13-17 Sep 50 K3 25 Jan-26 Mar 51 K4 9 Dec 51-17 Jan 52 K7 1-20 Feb 52 K7 5 Mar-2 Apr 52 K7 16-30 Apr 52 K7 1-14 May 52 K8 26 May-11 Jun 52 K8 2-22 Jan 53 K9 11 Feb-15 Mar 53 K9 29 Mar-11 Apr 53 K9 22-30 Apr 53 K9 1-14 May 53 K10 27 May-6 Jun 53 K10 Vammen (DE 644): 19 Aug-17 Nov 52 25 Aug-17 Sep 52 K8 3 Dec 53-21 Jan 54 29 Sep-21 Oct 52 K8 1 Feb-16 Mar 54 30 Oct-11 Nov 52 K8 25 Mar-7 Jun 54 Van Valkenburgh (DD 656): 18 Jun-15 Sep 52 24 Jun-16 Aug 52 K8 Vesuvius (AE 15): 3 May-1 Dec 52 20-21 May 52 K8 3 May-12 Oct 53 5-17 Jun 52 K8 30 Oct-25 Nov 53 27 Jun-1 Jul 52 K8 5 May-27 Jul 54 12-24 Jul 52 K8 5-20 Aug 52 K8 27-29 Aug 52 K8 14-26 Sep 52 K8 16-25 Oct 52 K8 6-21 Nov 52 K8 18-31 May 53 K10 10-19 Jun 53 K10 27 Jun-7 Jul 53 K10 17-27 Jul 53 K10 Virgo (AKA 20): 6 Sep-1 Nov 50 18 Sep-8 Oct 50 K1 6 Feb-29 May 51 15-17 Sep 50 K3 22 Oct 51-12 Aug 52 15-18 Mar 51 K4 19 Nov 52-13 Jun 53 31 Mar-11 Apr 51 K4 31 Dec 53-25 Jan 54 24 Apr-6 May 51 K5 12 Feb-16 Mar 54 14-18 May 51 K5 25 Mar-27 Apr 54 1-21 Nov 51 K6 30 Nov-16 Dec 51 K7 29 Dec 51-10 Jan 52 K7 22 Jan-3 Feb 52 K7 14-26 Feb 52 K7 10-27 Mar 52 K7 5-12 Apr 52 K7 24 May-5 Jun 52 K8 14 Jun- 17 Jul 52 K8 30-31 Jul 52 K8 4-22 Jan 53 K9 2-10 Feb 53 K9 18-24 Feb 53 K9 2-7 Mar 53 K9 22 Mar-1 Apr 53 K9 13-19 Apr 53 K9 29-30 Apr 53 K9 1-5 May 53 K10 14-17 May 53 K10 Volador (SS 490): 12 Aug-2 Nov 51 10 Dec 51-3 Jan 52
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