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More awards and citations ...

No doubt still very incomplete, the table below contains many of the individual awards and citations bestowed on the BUNC's members. When preceded by "P", the award was posthumous. The list is alphabetical and abbreviations used are :

CdGp War Cross (Croix de Guerre) with palm
CdG+bl War Cross (Croix de Guerre) with bronze lion device
CdG+sl War Cross (Croix de Guerre) with silver lion device
Cr-gr off. Order of the Crown, Grand Officer class
Cr-k Order of the Crown, knight class
LII-com Order of Leopold II - Commander class
LII-com+p Order of Leopold II - Commander class with palm
LII-gm Order of Leopold II - Gold Medal class
LII-k Order of Leopold II - Knight class
LII-k+p Order of Leopold II - Knight class with palm
LII-o Order of Leopold II - Officer class
LII-o+p Order of Leopold II - Officer class with palm
LII-bsw Order of Leopold II - Knight class with bronze swords "Korea"
MD1 Military Decoration (Art. 4), 1st class
MD1p Military Decoration (Art. 4), 1st class, with palm
MD2 Military Decoration (Art. 4), 2nd class
MD2p Military Decoration (Art. 4), 2nd class, with palm
pCdG Additional palm to a previously awarded War Cross (Croix de Guerre)

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T (U) V W (XYZ)

 

Abraham E.L.G.

Cpl

MD2

16-06-54

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Aelbrecht L.H.

Cpl

MD2p

25-08-51

In Korea, serving with the United Nations, has shown great bravery when counterattacking the enemy with the bayonet, on 23 April 1951, in C-Company's positions. Was wounded in this action.

CdGp

04-10-57

In recognition of services rendered in Korea serving with the United Nations as a result of which he has been classed Lesser War Invalid.

Aelbrecht L.J.

Pvt.

MD2

13-03-52

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was severely wounded in operations.

Alluin A.J.G.

Pvt.

MD2

15-09-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Amond E.L.

Pvt.

P

LII-k

30-06-53

Died in an accident whilst on duty and serving in Korea with the United Nations.

André G.L.H.

Cpl

MD2

11-02-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

André R.J.B.

1st Sgt.

CdGp

17-10-53

Left with the first contingent of the volunteer corps for Korea, serving with the United Nations. Volunteered for all dangerous missions and distinguished himself by his total disregard of danger. Took part in the first reconnaissance night patrol across the Imjin River. Lived continuously in the first line under difficult conditions.

Arents J.O.M.

Sgt.

MD2

22-07-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Asti P.H.

Cpl

MD2

15-09-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Augier de la Palet J.

Lt.

MD1

07-10-55

For the dedication shown whilst serving in the volunteer corps for Korea with the United Nations, in organizing and ensuring the functioning of the battalion's transport under very difficult conditions, particularly in June 1951 when he volunteered to go in front of the lines to search for transport and materiel and recuperated an important number of vehicles and various pieces of equipment previously left behind during a disengagement.

Baes Y.A.L.

Pvt.

MD2

03-06-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Bailliu C.J.

Cpl

MD2

05-06-54

Chaplain in Korea serving with the United Nations from 22 December 1951 till 10 March 1953. Has performed his sacral duties with commendable dedication. Has volunteered on several patrols, always going to the most exposed spots in order to comfort the wounded more quickly and to return them to our lines.

Bardiaux R.J.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

14-08-53

Fallen gloriously on 1 July 1953 at Chatkol, serving with the United Nations

Bargibant D.

Cpl

MD2

15-09-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Barnir R.C.A.

2nd Lt.

CdGp

15-03-54

Has shown, as platoon leader in Korea, serving with the United Nations, courage under fire and decisiveness. Charged with a night attack on a Chinese fortified position at Kojak-Kol, on 24 July 1952, and notwithstanding the fact that the supporting platoon was stopped and had to retreat because of casualties sustained, he ably persevered the assault despite artillery and mortar barrages on his platoon. Obtained his objective after close combat fighting and orderly returned his platoon with its wounded to the lines.

Barthelemy R. Cpl CdG+sl

12-03-53

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Baudet L.L.M.

Sgt.

MD2

22-07-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Bauwens R.G.

Sgt.Maj.

CdGp

05-06-54

In Korea, serving with the United Nations. At Chatkol, on 8 April 1953, under heavy fire took command of two sections to recapture an outpost previously evacuated on orders. His courage, quick action and coolness allowed for the evacuation of our dead and wounded, prevented the enemy from returning with 4 of its dead and made the capture of a prisoner possible.

Beauprez P.J.

Lt.

P

LII-k+p

24-04-51

KIA on reconnaissance patrols into Chinese positions at Tukto, near Seoul, on 18 March 1951, serving with the United Nations.

Beausch A.

2nd Lt.

LII-k

03-11-54

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Beckers P.M.J.

Pvt.

MD2

06-03-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Beeckman A.V.A. Cpl CdGp 14-01-54 NCO serving with the United Nations with courage and total disregard for danger, always volunteered for dangerous missions. On 3 July, at Chatkol, during a raid against a Chinese outpost showed his usual audacity and aptitude in the assault and destruction of the outpost's crew. Distinguished himself particularly, on 10 June 1953 at Chatkol, by voluntarily remaining in the enemy's positions for 24 hours after a daring raid. As a result of this audacious raid, he returned with important information on enemy units hitherto unknown.

Bertels R.

1st Sgt.

CdG+bl

22-05-54

In Korea serving with the United Nations. Has distinguished himself as assistant platoon leader by his courage and coolness during the violent and victorious combats at Chatkol in March-April 1953 against an agressive and fanatic enemy. Has, on 19 April, evacuated 3 wounded under heavy artillery fire. Volunteered for dangerous patrols.

Bervoets R.J.

Cpl

LII-k+p & CdGp

08-08-58

In Korea serving with the United Nations. At Chatkol, on 8 April 1953, while in the outpost of his company, he was attacked by a supernumary enemy and severly wounded. Continued to fire his automatic weapon. Recognized Grand War Invalid.

Cr-k

14-11-63

In recognition of services rendered in Korea serving with the United Nations.

Biesemans F.X.

1st Sgt.

MD2

01-03-54

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Biron A.H.J.

1st Sgt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

05-03-53

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Bodart C.J.

Lt.Col.

LII-com+p & pCdG

30-12-53

Officer of superior quality. Joined the volunteer corps for Korea as assistant commander on 18 Nov. 1952 and took part in the severe battles at Chatkol in March and April 1953 during which the numerous and violent attacks by a supernumary and fanatic enemy were repulsed with heavy casualties. Took command of the corps from 12 July till 19 December 1953.

Boegaerts F.J.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

16-11-51

Died bravely in Korea serving with the United Nations

Bogaerts J.A.

Sgt.

CdGp

14-01-54

Calm and dedicated pioneer section leader serving in Korea with the United Nations. Several times bravely performed work during the violent and victorious combats at Chatkol in March-April 1953 against an agressive and fanatic enemy, especially during the nights of 10 - 13 April, with particular audacity, when reinforcing the "Olga"-outpost (Carol) in spite of the nearby presence of the enemy. Has volunteered for several patrols into enemy territory, each time confirming his calm and dedication.

Bolland H.M.J.

Cpl

MD2

08-08-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Bollekens F.P.E.

Serg.

CdGp

05-03-56

Particularly distinguished himself in Korea, serving with the United Nations, during the fighting in the most exposed positions of C-company in the night of 22 - 23 April 1951. Has behaved splendidly during a counterattack with bayonets, lead by the company commander, to disengage a platoon and recapture a vital position.

Boone N.V.

Cpl

LII-k+p & CdGp

24-10-52

Grand War Invalid

Cr-k

20-07-62

In recognition of services rendered in Korea serving with the United Nations.

Boonen J.L.M.

Sgt.Maj.

MD2p & CdGp

14-01-54

In Korea serving with the United Nations. Charged with evacuations and supplies duties, distinguished himself in every engagement by evacuating wounded and bringing in supplies and ammunition whilst under enemy fire. Wounded during the operations of 18 - 19 April 1953, he refused to be evacuated and with great calm continued on his mission whilst under heavy enemy fire. Previously already showed great audacity and initiative during the heavy fighting at Chatkol, in March-April, when moving through bombardments in order to better coordinate, control and ensure the execution of his tasks, thus freeing his superiors' minds of worries on the supply situation.

Bosmans D.F.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

30-06-53

Fallen gloriously, serving with the United Nations, on 8 April 1953 at Chatkol, during an attack on his outpost by a supernumary enemy.

Bosselaers W.J.

Pvt.

LII-k

10-10-58

Accidentally wounded in Korea, while serving with the United Nations. Recognized War Invalid.

Bottelberge G.R.

Pvt.

MD2

05-03-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Bourgeois A.A.

Pvt.

MD2p

14-12-53

In Korea serving with the United Nations, on 23 May 1951, under heavy enemy artillery fire, he rescued a wounded comrade and on 21 June 1951, he volunteered to go to the assistance of a wounded NCO whilst under fire from several enemy automatic weapons.

Boving E.J.J.

Act. Sgt.

P

LII-k

04-12-54

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Brasseur M.V.

Pvt.

MD2

09-06-52

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Breckman C.L.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

30-06-53

Fallen gloriously, serving with the United Nations, on 8 April 1953 at Chatkol, during an enemy operation attacking his post with heavy artillery and mortar fire.

Brison T.J.

Pvt.

MD2

11-02-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Broeckx J.J.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p

03-01-52

Died bravely in Korea serving with the United Nations

Broens H.R.J.

Capt.

CdGp

05-06-54

In Korea serving with the United Nations, Commanded the Heavy Weapons company with untiring dedication and absolute determination during the violent and victorious battles at Chatkol in March-April 1953, against an agressive and fanatic enemy, showing a complete mastering of the use of arms and fire discipline, confirming his disregard of danger and continuous presence at the most exposed spots from where he could better direct the battle. Was one of the great artisans of the battalion's successes.

LII-o

11-08-55

For his courage whilst serving in the volunteer corps in Korea with the United Nations.

Brokken E.G.M.

2nd Lt.

pCdg

29-11-66

For his dedication shown whilst serving in the volunteer corps in Korea with the United Nations.

Bruylandt B.

Pvt.

MD2

19-03-54

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Burlet R. 2nd Lt. CdGp

07-05-52

Has successfully lead a patrol in the no-man's land north of the Han river, through the mined area of Tukto on 14 March 1951 and brought back proof of the enemy's withdrawal there. On 23 March, while guarding the left flank of the battalion with his platoon, he with great difficulty maintained contact with the unit to his left by continuously walking the rocky mountain top that dominates the regimental positions. During the simultaneous clearing of the range, he managed to take prisoner two important communist leaders. On 21 April 1951 he returns from a patrol with his platoon bringing the first intelligence of the southward move of Chinese troops in front of the Imjin positions, i.e. the first warning of the enemy offensive of 23 April.

Burniaux J.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

14-08-53

Died on 3 July 1953 in the Military Hospital at Munam-Ri from wounds received by the enemy, serving with the United Nations.

Busschots J.B.

Pvt.

MD2p

11-08-54

In Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded a first time at Chatkol on 8 April 1953 and went to a neighbouring unit under heavy artillery and mortar fire to continue his mission. Wounded once more, he refused to be evacuated until the end of the enemy assault.

Cabuy F.J.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

17-08-51

Died bravely in Korea serving with the United Nations

Caesteker M.A.

Sgt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

30-06-53

Fallen gloriously, serving with the United Nations, in the night of 8 - 9 March 1953 at Chatkol, in his company's outpost attacked by a very supernumary enemy.

Callewaert M.C.A.J.

Sgt.

MD2p

11-08-54

Telephone exchange commander in Korea serving with the United Nations. Distinguished himself by his competence and calm. Has on several occasions directed the switchboard masterfully and with untiring dedication, under difficult conditions, enabling quick transmission of valuable information, particularly during the violent and victorious battles at Chatkol in March-April 1953, against an agressive and fanatic enemy. Was wounded on 14 August 1951 during an attack on a hillock held by the enemy.

Canterella A.

Cpl

P

LII-k

30-06-53

Died in an accident whilst on duty and serving in Korea with the United Nations.

Cartois T.M.

Pvt.

MD2

22-07-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Casier J.G.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

20-12-52

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Celi A.O.F.

Cpl

MD2

15-09-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Chanet M.C.J.

Cpl

LII-k+p & CdGp

25-01-56

Grand War Invalid

Cr-k

01-07-66

In recognition of services rendered in Korea serving with the United Nations.

Chiry J.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

16-11-51

Died bravely in Korea serving with the United Nations

Claes A.M.J.

Sgt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

17-08-51

Died bravely in Korea serving with the United Nations

Claessen F.L. Pvt. MD2 28-06-52 For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

14-08-53

Fallen gloriously on 27 May 1953 at Sangdong-Ni, serving with the United Nations

Claessens M.J.L.

Pvt.

MD2

15-09-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Claeys P.J.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

03-01-52

Died bravely in Korea serving with the United Nations

Clevis F.L.A.

Cpl

MD2

24-09-52

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Closs L.F.A.

Cpl

MD2

08-07-52

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Comptard C.J.

Cpl

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

30-06-53

Fallen gloriously, serving with the United Nations, on 8 April 1953 at Chatkol, during an enemy attack on his position.

Cools N.G.

Lt.Col.

LII-o

12-07-52

For the dedication shown when assuming and assuring command of the expeditionary corps in Korea.

Coose C.M.

Pvt.

LII-k+p & CdGp

04-10-57

In recognition of services rendered in Korea serving with the United Nations as a result of which he has been classed Grand War Invalid.

Copinne A.H.T.G.

Cpl

MD2

03-12-51

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was severely wounded in operations.

Coppens J.C.A.

Lt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

14-10-52

Excellent artillery officer with exceptional cool and courage. Forward observer charged with supporting a company strength raid, he was in a forward outpost with the company's command group. After a particularly violent bombardment, superior numbers of enemy forces managed to penetrate the outpost and subdue its occupants. Lt. Coppens and his observation crew defended the position in heavy close combat fighting, sacrificing their lives for the accomplishment of their mission

Coppine A.H.

Cpl

CdGp

04-10-57

In recognition of services rendered in Korea serving with the United Nations as a result of which he has been classed Lesser War Invalid.

Cornette R.M.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

03-01-52

Died bravely in Korea serving with the United Nations

Cottyn U.G.

Pvt.

MD2p

25-05-51

Same citation as for 1st Sergeant Leyding (1).

Cours H.A.

Pvt.

MD2

06-03-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Crahay A.E.

Lt.Col.

LII-com+p & CdGp

25-08-51

Superior and worthy officer, excellent leader. Has commanded with great competence and bravery the Belgian Volunteer Corps in Korea serving with the United Nations. Having lead the difficult operations of the battalion, he was severely wounded on 25 April 1951 at Ibam-Ni during a defensive action. Though incompletely recovered, he insisted on assuming his command whose conduct under fire has received the admiration of the allied troops.

Dandois P.

2nd Lt.

LII-k

05-03-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Dargent J.H.

Capt.

LII-o

11-08-55

For his dedication shown whilst serving in the volunteer corps in Korea with the United Nations.

Darimont M.E.

Sgt.

LII-k

14-11-57

In recognition of services rendered in Korea serving with the United Nations as a result of which he has been classed Grand War Invalid.

De Buf V.

Sgt.

MD2p

07-05-52

In Korea, serving with the United Nations, this brilliant section chief, on 23 April 1951, the first day of the Chinese spring offensive, distinguished himself by bravery in spite of danger. Was wounded while standing up and directing fire for his section which was partly under cover from a Chinese attack.

De Busseré J.R.A. ? LII-bsw & CdG+bl

20-05-99

For services rendered to the country during the Korean Campaign

De Cloedt H.L.F.

Pvt.

MD2

30-06-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

De Coster J.A.

Capt.

pCdg

19-03-54

In Korea with the United Nations, he perfectly performed his vital duties as the battalion's S3 during the violent and victorious battles at Chatkol in March-April 1953, against an agressive and fanatic enemy. His untiring dedication, his competence, his calm and instantaneous reactions to combat situations and his sense of organisation and coordination have been extraordinary. Was one of the great artisans of the battalion's successes. Voluntarily took part in three patrols.

De Geest G.B.

Cpl

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

30-06-53

Fallen gloriously, serving with the United Nations, in the night of 8 - 9 March 1953 at Chatkol, in his company's outpost attacked by a very supernumary enemy.

De Greef G.E.V.M.

Capt.

CdGp

19-03-54

In Korea serving with the United Nations, he volunteered for some 10 patrols. Has commanded his company with untiring dedication and absolute determination during the violent and victorious battles at Chatkol in March-April 1953, against an agressive and fanatic enemy, showing a complete mastering of the use of arms and fire discipline, confirming his disregard of danger and continuous presence at the most exposed spots from where he could better direct the battle. Was one of the great artisans of the battalion's successes.

LII-o

11-08-55

For his courage whilst serving in the volunteer corps in Korea with the United Nations.

De Groot C.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

16-11-51

Died bravely in Korea serving with the United Nations

De Groote L.L.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

17-08-51

Died bravely in Korea serving with the United Nations

De Haes M.L.

1st Sgt.

CdGp

11-08-54

MO 81 observation NCO in Korea serving with the United Nations. Distinguished himself during the victorious battles at Chatkol in March-April 1953, against a fanatic enemy, particularly during the Chinese attacks of 8, 18 and 19 April when on his own initiative he repeatedly went into positions exposed to heavy fire to better direct the MO 81's fire. His disregard of danger contributed to repulsing several enemy assaults. Served for 17 months in the front lines.

De Jonghe J.L.

Cpl

MD2

15-09-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

 

De Keyser J.A.

 

2nd Lt.

LII-k

01-03-54

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

MD1p

19-03-54

Rifle platoon leader in Korea serving with the United Nations. Distinguished himself by his calmness, his disregard for danger and his high sense of duty, particularly during the violent and victorious battles at Chatkol in March-April 1953 against an agressive and fanatic enemy and on the numerous dangerous missions for which he volunteered. Was wounded by the enemy on 3 July 1953.

LII-o

11-08-55

For his courage whilst serving in the volunteer corps in Korea with the United Nations.

De Lille M.L.P.L.

nurse

LII-gm

26-09-51

Military nurse, in Korea serving with the United Nations, has shown spirited dedication, continuously treated the wounded to the admiration of the allied troops and hightened Belgium's stature with the US authorities.

De Martelaere J.E.

Cpl

MD2

08-08-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

De Neef J.E.

Pvt.

MD2

14-01-52

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

De Preter E.J.

Sgt.Maj.

MD2p & CdGp

14-01-54

Brave and dynamic section leader serving in Korea with the United Nations. On 23 April 1951, north of the Imjin, he calmly and decisively commanded his section during heavy enemy attacks. Wounded by a grenade, he refused to be evacuated and continued the fight until the battalion returned to the line. Wounded in battle again in July 1952, he voluntarily returned to his post in the company. Heavily wounded a third time by mortar shells on 26 Mai 1953. Was awarded the US Bronze Star with letter "V".

De Schodt J.A.

Capt.

LII-k

15-05-54

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

de Schoutheete de Tervarent Lt. CdG+bl

07-05-52

In Korea, between 31.01.1951 and 26.08.1951. Young officer with vigour and courage. Commanded a platoon of pioneers with authority and competence. Took part in the first patrol across the Han river and personally lead a reconnaissance patrol across the Imjin on 29 May 1951. Was wounded during control of a minefield. Under all circumstances he showed great courage.

De Smet R.A.

Sgt.

MD2

24-09-52

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

De Sorgher C.

Pvt.

MD2

19-03-54

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

De Vos F.L.

Pvt.

MD2

18-04-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

De Vos H.J.B.

Cpl

MD2

27-10-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

De Vos O.A.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

05-03-53

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De Waegenaere A.R.

Pvt.

MD2

01-03-54

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

De Waele S.

Pvt.

MD2

15-09-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

De Wandeleer H.E.

Pvt.

CdGp

18-02-59

In recognition of services rendered in Korea serving with the United Nations as a result of which he has been classed Lesser War Invalid.

MD2

15-09-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

De Wever A.

Cpl

MD2

01-03-54

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

De Wilde P.M.A.F.

Sgt.

MD2

22-07-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

LII-k+p & CdGp

06-05-58

In recognition of services rendered in Korea serving with the United Nations as a result of which he has been classed Grand War Invalid.

De Winne R.G.C.M.

Cpl

MD2

28-06-52

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

De Witte A.J.

Cpl

MD2

22-07-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

De Wulf H.

Pvt.

MD2

01-03-54

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Debackere M.M.

nurse

LII-gm

26-09-51

Military nurse, in Korea serving with the United Nations, has shown spirited dedication, continuously treated the wounded to the admiration of the allied troops and hightened Belgium's stature with the US authorities.

Deckers G.

Cpl

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

05-03-53

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Deckers M.H.

Chaplain

MD2

05-06-54

Chaplain in Korea serving with the United Nations from 22 December 1951 till 10 March 1953. Has performed his sacral duties with commendable dedication. Has volunteered on several patrols, always going to the most exposed spots in order to comfort the wounded more quickly and to return them to our lines.

Decossaux J.A.

Pvt.

MD2

28-06-52

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

CdGp

14-01-54

Courageous and cool soldier serving in Korea with the United Nations. In charge of a flamethrower, he distinguished himself a first time on 20 May 1953 by killing 5 Chinese in an enemy group that was about to counterattack our assault detachments. Always returned fully equipped although authorized to abandon his weapon when disengaging. Had already distinguished himself as a volunteer during the reinforcement work on the Olga outpost (Carol) between 10 - 13 April 1953.

Defraine A.L.

Pvt.

P

LII-k

30-06-53

Died in an accident whilst on duty and serving in Korea with the United Nations.

Dehalleux J.G.G.

2nd Lt.

P

LII-k+p

16-11-51

Died bravely in Korea serving with the United Nations

Dekoster R.E.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

07-10-55

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Delaet M.J.C.

Cpl

MD2

09-06-52

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Delcourt J.G.L.

1st Sgt.

CdGp

07-03-55

In Korea serving with the United Nations. During the enemy offensive of April 1951, while in a platoon on a particularly dangerous patrol, was ambushed and commanded his section with coolness, calm and exceptional judgement. Wounded by a bullet in close combat, he still helped 5 men to escape death from the enemy who attacked with bayonets. Only managed to save his own life through swimmingacross the river that separated him from friendly positions.

Delen J.B.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

05-03-53

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Delille R.P.M.

Capt.

MD1

19-03-54

Medical officer in Korea serving with the United Nations. Distinguished himself by his calm, his competence and his dedication. Excellent organiser, was in charge of the Special Station in the rear. Always, on his own initiative went forward to the Advance Aid Station whenever increasing artillery shelling signalled imminent action in our sector, in order to more quickly minister to the wounded. Saved the lives of many wounded through his quick and efficient interventions, particularly at Chatkol, during the violent and victorious battles in March-April 1953 against an agressive and fanatic enemy.

Delvaux J.A.M.

Cpl

MD2

11-02-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Demierbe M.J.E.E.

Pvt.

MD2

22-07-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Demol O.F.

Sgt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

30-06-53

Fallen gloriously, serving with the United Nations, on 8 April 1953 at Chatkol, during an enemy operation attacking his post with heavy artillery and mortar fire.

Denys W.G.R.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

30-06-53

Fallen gloriously, serving with the United Nations, on 25 March 1953 at Chatkol, during an enemy operation attacking his outpost with heavy artillery and mortar fire.

Depree J.H.

1st Sgt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

16-11-51

Died bravely in Korea serving with the United Nations

Derom P.E.M.

2nd Lt.

CdGp

25-08-51

Young medical officer with undaunting dedication, serving in Korea with the United Nations. Has on his own initiative gone out to recover a wounded officer from a position which the battalion had had to abandon and, under heavy enemy fire, brought him back to the lines.

Derop W.

Cpl

pCdg

19-07-58

In recognition of services rendered in Korea serving with the United Nations as a result of which he has been classed Lesser War Invalid.

Derudder J.C.

Sgt.Maj.

MD2

01-03-54

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Desaeger A.

Sgt.

CdGp

07-03-55

MO 60 team leader in Korea serving with the United Nations. Distinguished himself during the violent and victorious battles at Chatkol in March-April 1953, against an agressive and fanatic enemy. Voluntarily took part in numerous patrols, showing in each of them, remarkable coolness and audacity.

Descamps M.L.G.

Capt.

CdGp

19-03-54

In Korea with the United Nations, he performed his exceptionally dangerous duties as advanced observer and artillery liaison officer for 13 mopnths, showing in both tasks extraordinary competence and dedication. Always showed his disregard for danger by taking up the best possible position from which to support the efforts of the infantry. His mastering of fire plans and his quick and effective interventions have earned him the absolute confidence of the battalion and the American authorities.

Descamps M.S.

Cpl

MD2p

05-06-54

Courageous corporal with a high sense of duty. In Korea, serving with the United Nations for 22 months, always in the first line, he has been an example of willpower and competence. Was wounded by the enemy in September 1952.

Deschacht L.

Cpl

LII-k+p & CdGp

08-01-57

In Korea, serving with the United Nations, has particularly distinguished himself during the night of 23 - 24 March 1951 in a short but furious close combat action at a position called "Piton 155". Was severely wounded while bravely defending this position, at the time bypassed by the enemy.

Deschrijver J.U.M.

Pvt.

MD2p

25-08-51

In Korea, serving with the United Nations, has shown great bravery when counterattacking the enemy with the bayonet, on 23 April 1951, in C-Company's positions. Was wounded in this action.

Destrée J.P.J.M.C.

2nd Lt.

LII-k

18-04-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Detilloux R.J.M.

Pvt.

MD2

27-10-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Devriendt L.E.

Pvt.

MD2p

05-06-54

In Korea serving with the United Nations. Valiantly took part in the violent and victorious combats at Chatkol in March-April 1953 against an agressive and fanatic enemy. Was wounded by an enemy artillery shell while clearing up in no-man's land at the end of the engagement of 18-19 April, a mission for which he had volunteered spontaneously.

Deweerdt R.L.F.

Cpl

MD2

22-07-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Dewez H.C.A.

Sgt.Maj.

MD2

30-06-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Dierckx A.J.E.

Sgt.

P

LII-k

05-03-53

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Doll G.J.

1st Sgt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

14-10-52

As NCO and artillery observer, he was in a forward outpost with his observation group. After a particularly violent bombardment, superior numbers of enemy forces managed to penetrate the outpost and subdue its occupants. 1st Sergeant Doll defended the position in heavy close combat fighting, sacrificinghis life for the accomplishment of the mission.

Dory J.M.

Cpl

MD2

24-09-52

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Dossche G.J.

Pvt.

MD2

15-09-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Dothée F.M.D.G.

1st Sgt.

CdGp

19-03-54

Wiring section leader, serving in Korea with the United Nations, he particularly distinguished himself by his dedication and courage. For over two and a half years, he always managed to secure, sometimes under very hazardous circumstances, the maintenance and reparation of telephone lines. During the attack on 18 - 19 April 1953 at Chatkol, he showed a total disregard for danger and an exemplary sense of sacrifice while completing his mission under extremely heavy bombardments.

Douriet C.A.J.

Capt.

MD2

19-03-54

During his second tour of duty in Korea, serving with the United Nations, he competently and with dedication performed his duties as liaison officer with the American superior authorities for three months and, for 10 months, those of S3 of the battalion. His deep knowledge of the military profession and headquarters' services have largely contributed to the good functioning and high repute of the volunteer corps for Korea. Was awarded the Bronze Star for services rendered.

Dourlet C.A.

Cdt.

LII-o

11-08-55

For his courage whilst serving in the volunteer corps in Korea with the United Nations.

Droogmans T.J.

Pvt.

MD2

18-06-51

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was severely wounded in operations.

Dubru A.J.A.

Sgt.

MD2

06-03-53

For courage and dedication shown in Korea serving with the United Nations. Was wounded in operations.

Duby R.A.R.

W.O. 1

pCdG

25-08-51

Volunteered on numerous night patrols into enemy lines, more particularly on the first action of the battalion on the Han River. Was wounded during a dangerous mission on 23 April 1951.

Dufrasne A.O.D.

Sgt.

CdGp

14-01-54

In Korea, serving with the United Nations. During the Chinese attack in the night of 18 - 19 April 1953, he voluntarily extended his duty in a listening post, heavily bombarded by the enemy, from 19.00 to 04.00 hours; then volunteered for a clearing up patrol into no-man's land. Distinguished himself again at Chatkol, on 3 July 1953, during a raid on a Chinese outpost. He was severely wounded during the assault on this outpost.

Dumont J.E.

Cpl

MD2p

19-03-54

In Korea serving with the United Nations. During the violent and victorious battles at Chatkol in March-April 1953 against an agressive and fanatic enemy, in the night of 18 - 19 April, when in the listening post that was attacked first, he alerted the post. Overrun by this first assault, he opened fire on the Chinese and was wounded by a grenade during the operation.

Dumont L.J.G.H.

Pvt.

P

LII-k+p & CdGp

12-12-51

Died bravely in Korea serving with the United Nations

 

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