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

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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 Wabash (AOG 4): 10 Jan-10 May 52 6-30 Apr 52 K7 1-10 May 52 K8 Wachusett (WPG 44): 11-22 Mar 51 8-18 Feb 52 30 Apr-8 May 53 Wadleigh (DD 689): 7-18 Jun 54 24~27 Jul 54 Wahoo (SS 565): 29 Jan-29 May 54 Waldron (DD 699): 6 Dec 53-6 Apr 54 Walke (DD 723): 23 Jan-22 Jul 51 5 Feb-20 Mar 51 K4 26 Jul-26 Oct 52 29-30 Mar 51 K4 18 Nov-27 Dec 52 7-13 Apr 51 K4 2 Aug-15 Dec 53 13-23 May 51 K5 11-13 Jan 54 30 May-12 Jun 51 K5 29-31 Jul 52 K8 3-27 Sep 52 K8 5-26 Oct 52 K8 10-22 Dec 52 K9 Walker (DDE 517): 29 Nov 51-3 Mar 52 4-29 Dec 51 K7 12 Jun-6 Oct 52 11-12 Jan 52 K7 1-21 Nov 52 1-6 Feb 52 K7 2 Aug 53-5 Jan 54 20-29 Feb 52 K7 30 Jan-9 May 54 16 Jun-9 Jul 52 K8 3-7 Jun 54 2 Aug-3 Sep 52 K8 17 Sep-6 Oct 52 K8 11-18 Nov 52 K8 Walker, Nelson M. (TAP 125): 11-13 Apr 51 1-4 May 52 K8 28 May-1 Jun 51 21-22 Aug 52 K8 8-14 Jul 51 6-7 Oct 52 K8 11-15 Aug 51 14-15 Nov 52 K8 10-16 Sep 51 8-9 Feb 53 K9 20-23 Oct 51 19-26 Mar 53 K9 21-26 Nov 51 3-4 May 53 K10 26-31 Dec 51 16-20 Jun 53 K10 27 Apr-6 May 52 21-26 Aug 52 3-8 Oct 52 8-19 Nov 52 27-30 Dec 52 5-10 Feb 53 15-28 Mar 53 30 Apr-6 May 53 15-19 Jun 53 Waller (DDE 466): 15 Jun-1 Nov 51 19-28 Jun 51 K5 8-22 Aug 51 K6 5-8 Sep 51 K6 15-21 Sep 51 K6 3-27 Oct 51 K6 Walton (DE 361): 13 May-19 Jul 52 17-29 May 52 K8 6-20 Aug 52 22 Jun-9 Jul 52 K8 21 May-3 Oct 53 23 May-10 Jun 53 K10 19 Oct-25 Nov 53 16-22 Jun 53 K10 27 Jun-5 Jul 53 K10 7-9 Jul 53 K10 18-19 Jul 53 K10 20-26 Jul 53 K10 Wantuck (APD 125): 8 Sep-27 Nov 50 9-14 Sep 50 K1 21 Aug 51-1 Apr 52 18 Sep-2 Nov 50 K1 29 Mar-8 Sep 53 3-21 Nov 50 K2 24 Sep-8 Nov 53 15-17 Sep 50 K3 24 Apr-27 Jul 54 6-10 Sep 51 K6 24 Sep-8 Oct 51 K6 5-6 Dec 51 K7 17-18 Dec 51 K7 28-30 Dec 51 K7 21-27 Jan 52 K7 19-27 Mar 52 K7 8-20 Apr 53 K9 1-11 Jun 53 K10 15-19 Jun 53 K10 27 Jul 53 K10 Warrick (AKA 89): 9 Sep-23 Oct 50 25 Sep-15 Oct 50 K1 3-17 Nov 50 24-28 Mar 52 K7 9 Jan-19 Feb 51 31 Mar-17 Apr 51 1-28 Dec 51 19 Feb-30 Mar 52 26 May-29 Jun 52 17 Aug-22 Sep 52 10 Nov-7 Dec 52 12 Feb-15 Mar 53 13 Aug-9 Sep 53 31 Oct 53-23 May 54 Washburn (AKA 108): 31 Aug-25 Nov 50 8 Oct-2 Nov 50 K1 16 Jun-20 Jul 51 3-16 Nov 50 K2 4 Aug-10 Nov 51 15-17 Sep 50 K3 29 Mar-26 Apr 53 23 Jul-6 Aug 51 K6 25 May-23 Sep 53 28-31 Aug 51 K6 5-12 Sep 51 K6 3-4 Oct 51 K6 1-11 Jun 53 K10 4 Jul 53 K10 11-12 Jul 53 K10 18-24 Jul 53 K10 27 Jul 53 K10 Wasp (CVA 18): 10 Nov 53-7 Jan 54 20 Jan-11 Feb 54 12-21 Apr 54 Waxbill (MHC 50): 18 Apr 51-9 Apr 54 12 May-22 Jun 51 K5 I Jun-27 Jul 54 5-8 Jul 51 K5 9-25 Jul 51 K6 17 Sep-15 Oct 51 K6 20-30 Apr 52 K7 1-17 May 52 K8 3-30 Jun 52 K8 4-23 Aug 52 K8 2-28 Oct 52 K8 2-10 Dec 52 K8 17 Mar-13 Apr 53 K8 14 May-4 Jun 53 K10 Waxwing (AM 389): 23 Dec 52-9 Jun 53 13 Jan-13 Feb 53 K9 13 May-27 Jul 54 7 Mar-3 Apr 53 K9 27-30 Apr 53 K9 1-25 May 53 K10 Wedderburn (DD 684): 15 Jul-15 Sep 51 21-25 Jul 51 K6 6 Oct 51-22 Jan 52 8 Aug-5 Sep 51 K6 8 Sep-10 Dec 52 12-13 Oct 51 K6 29 Dec 52-3 Mar 53 31 Oct-26 Nov 51 K6 20 Nov &3-7 Feb 54 29 Nov 51 K7 19 Mar-7 May 54 12 Dec 51-10 Jan 52 K7 13 Sep-1 Oct 52 K8 16-17 Oct 52 K8 29 Oct-29 Nov 52 K8 23 Jan-24 Feb 53 K8 Weeks, John W. (DD 701): 6 Dec 53-6 Apr 54 Weiss (APD 135): 3 May-17 Oct 51 18 Jul-1 Aug 51 K6 18 Jul 52-1 Apr 53 9-11 Aug 51 K6 10-16 Mar 54 27 Aug-5 Sep 51 K6 29 Mar-17 May 54 8-9 Oct 51 K6 2 Jun-27 Jul 54 31 Jul-1 Aug 52 K8 1-2 Sep 52 K8 17-29 Sep 52 K8 16 Oct 52 K8 15 Dec 52 K9 5-7 Jan 53 K9 25 Feb-5 Mar 53 K9 13-18 Mar 53 K9 Whetstone (LSD 27): 22 Apr-6 Dec 51 12 Jun-9 Jul 51 K5 22 Dec 52-1 Oct 53 9-21 Jul 51 K6 16-27 Jul 54 31 Jul-4 Aug 51 K6 15 Aug-10 Sep 51 K6 9-21 Nov 51 K6 2-10 Jan 53 K9 22-29 Jan 53 K9 5-13 Feb 53 K9 13-29 Mar 53 K9 2 Apr 53 K9 14-20 May 53 K10 1-11 Jun 53 K10 19-20 Jun 53 K10 22-27 Jul 53 K10 Whidbey (AG 141): 15 Jun 51-5 Jan 52 29 May-5 Jun 52 4-27 Aug 52 22 Nov-15 Dec 52 21 Apr 53-18 May 54 Whitehurst (DE 634): 21 Feb-19 Sep 51 25 Feb-21 Apr 51 K4 6-16 Jan 54 22 Apr-8 Jul 51 K5 9-18 Jul 51 K6 30 Jul-16 Aug 51 K6 26 Aug-13 Sep 51 K6 Whiteside (AKA 90): 27 Jul-29 Sep 50 2 Aug-13 Sep 50 K1 11 Nov-20 Dec 50 18-22 Sep 50 K1 24 Dec 51-22 Jan 52 8-14 Dec 50 K2 13 Mar-27 Sep 52 14-17 Sep 50 K3 14 Dec 52-10 Jan 53 12-13 Jun 62 K8 3 Mar-3 Apr 53 21 May-20 Jun 53 3 Dec 53-2 Jan 54 9 Mar-7 Apr 54 24 Jun-23 Jul 54 Whiting, Kenneth (AV 14): 29 Mar-16 Oct 52 22 Mar-4 Oct 53 23 Feb-5 May 54 25 May-8 Jun 54 18 Jun-27 Jul 54 Wiltsie (DD 716): 21-25 Jul 50 8 Aug-12 Sep 50 K1 4 Aug 50-12 Mar 51 18 Sep-31 Oct 50 K1 6 Nov 51-16 Feb 52 5 Nov 50-24 Jan 51 K2 8 Mar-15 May 52 13-17 Sep 50 K3 26 Jan-30 Apr 53 25 Jan-9 Mar 51 K4 15 May-6 Aug 53 14-27 Nov 51 K6 22 Apr-1 May 54 23 Nov-12 Dec 51 K7 8-29 Jun 54 18 Dec 51-23 Jan 52 K7 27 Jul 54 18 Mar-16 Apr 52 K7 29-30 Apr 52 K7 1-12 May 52 K8 31 Jan-4 Mar 53 K9 20 Mar-4 Apr 53 K9 1-15 Jun 53 K10 26 Jun-11 Jul 53 K10 18-27 Jul 53 K10 Windham Bay (CVU 92): 23-25 Jan 51 18-20 Apr 51 1-4 Jun 51 27 Jul-1 Aug 51 14-18 Sep 51 23-26 Oct 51 13-17 Dec 51 24-23 Jan 52 20-24 Mar 52 3-9 May 52 18-21 Jun 52 4-8 Aug 52 11-16 Sep 52 26-27 Oct 52 22-25 Nov 52 1-4 Jan 53 2-7 Jul 53 12-19 Aug 53 21-26 Oct 53 29 Mar-7 Apr 54 17-20 May 54 24-27 Jul 54 Winnebago (WPG 40): 6-18 Dec 51 23 Dec 51-13 Jan 52 18 May-8 Jun 52 12-24 Jun 52 13-21 Aug 53 Winona (WPG 64): 26 Oct-6 Nov 51 11 Nov-2 Dec 51 12 Oct-2 Nov 52 6-19 Nov 52 Winston (AKA 94): 16 Sep 50-30 Jum 51 23-27 Sep 50 K1 30 Nov-15 Dec 52 7 Oct-2 Nov 50 K1 22 Jan-23 Sep 53 3-16 Nov 50 K2 3-28 Dec 50 K2 9-11 Feb 51 K4 15 Feb-7 Mar 51 K4 30 Apr-1 May 51 K5 13-15 Feb 53 K9 14-25 Mar 53 K9 13 Jun 53 K10 5-19 Jul 53 K10 26-27 Jul 53 K10 Wisconsin (BB 64): 21 Nov 51-1 Apr 52 28 Nov-15 Dec 51 K7 13 Oct-18 Dec 53 17-28 Dec 51 K7 1 Jan-17 Mar 54 9-16 Jan 52 K7 25 Jun-1 Jul 54 18-30 Jan 52 K7 1-5 Feb 52 K7 20 Feb-8 Mar 52 K7 11-19 Mar 52 K7 Wiseman (DE 667): 7 Nov 50-27 Aug 51 27 Nov 50-24 Jan 51 K2 11 Nov 52-15 Mar 53 25 Jan-21 Apr 51 K4 24 Mar-22 May 53 22 Apr-8 Jul 51 K5 7 Jun-27 Jul 54 9-13 Jul 51 K6 18 Jul-22 Aug 51 K6 19-23 Nov 52 K8 31 Jan-25 Feb 53 K9 16 Apr 53 K9 21-22 Apr 53 K9 25 Apr 53 K9 3-8 May 53 K10 11-18 May 53 K10 Worcester (CL 144): 28 Aug-28 Oct 50 28 Aug-12 Sep 50 K1 18 Sep-23 Oct 50 K1 13-17 Sep 50 K3 Wren (DD 568): 3 Oct 53-11 Feb 54 Wright (CVL 49): 28 May-27 Jul 54
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01 June 2000