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The Korean Service Medal 1950-1954, Ships "X-Y-Z"

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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 Yancey (AKA 93): 13-19 Aug 50 12-15 Oct 50 K1 2-26 Oct 50 28 Mar 51 K4 17-31 Dec 50 3 Mar-2 Apr 51 16 May-4 Jun 51 22 Jul-21 Aug 51 8 Oct-4 Nov 51 5 Apr-4 May 52 21 Jun-21 Jul 52 5 Sep 52-27 May 53 14 Jul 4 Aug 53 29 Sep-5 Nov 53 6 Jun-10 Jul 54 Yarnall (DD 541): 6 Jun-29 Aug 51 12 Jun-8 Jul 51 K5 20 Sep-7 Dec 51 9-11 Jul 51 K6 6 Aug-15 Nov 52 25 Jul-8 Aug 51 K6 15 Dec 52-30 Jan 53 13-31 Aug 52 K8 29 Oct 53-11 Jan 54 26 Sep-2 Oct 52 K8 21 Feb-16 Apr 54 4 Oct 52 K8 10-13 Oct 52 K8 15-19 Nov 52 K8 28 Dec 52-26 Jan 53 K9 Yorktown (CVA 10): 5 Sep-2 Oct 53 14 Nov 53-17 Feb 54 Young, Cassin (DD 793): 7-18 Jun 54-24-27 Jul 54 Yuma (ATF 94): 17 Sep 51-21 Apr 52 17 Oct-1 Nov 51 K6 1-19 Dec 51 K7 4-7 Jan 52 K7 11 Jan-4 Feb 52 K7 17 Feb-14 Mar 52 K7 11-17 Apr 52 K7 Zeal (AM 131): 18 Jun-20 Oct 52 18 Aug-11 Sep 52 K8 3-12 Oct 52 K8 Zelina (AF 49): 16-24 Oct 50 21-23 Feb 51 K4 18-30 Dec 50 21-28 Feb 51 17-24 Apr 51 10-19 Jun 51 7-21 Aug 51 5-13 Oct 51 28 Nov-9 Dec 51 10-21 Apr 52 4-23 Jun 52 3-18 Aug 52 29 Sep-11 Oct 52 9-20 Dec 52 5-17 Feb 53 12-24 May 53 1-11 Jul 53 16-30 Sep 53 24 Nov 53-18 Jan 54 8-20 Mar 54 Zellars (DD 777): 6 Oct 50-6 Jun 51 14 Oct-2 Nov 50 K1 3 Nov 50-24 Jan 51 K2 25 Jan-19 Apr 51 K4 2 May-2 Jun 51 K5
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