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Ethiopia Korean War Service Commemorative Medal 1950 1953 by Sporrong

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Ethiopia Korean War Service Commemorative Medal 1950 1953 by Sporrong

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US$350.00


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Ethiopia: Silver Commemorative Medal for 
Service in the Korean War, 1950- 1953. 
Maker marked by Sporrong, Sweden.
Ethiopia was one of the first Nations that 
answered the UN plea for military assistance 
in Korea.
They participated with an Infantry Battalion 
(the "Kagnew" (Conqueror) Battalion) with 
volunteers selected from the Imperial Guard - 
the bodyguard of Emperor Haile Sellasie.
The 1st Kegnew Battalion arrived in Korea in 
1951 and by the end of the War a total of 3 
"Kagnew Battalions" (1st, 2nd & 3rd Kagnew 
Battalions) had been deployed in annual 
rotation.
The Kagnew Battalion served with the US 7th 
Infantry Division, earned the respect of both 
friends and foes, suffering 121 dead and 536 
wounded during the course of the conflict. 
The Ethiopians were awarded nine Silver Star 
Medals and dozens of Bronze Star Medals by 
the US. 
The Battalion also received a US Presidential 
Citation. 
It is interesting that the Kagnew Battalions 
engaged in combat 238 times and won every 
encounter, they never left their dead behind 
and none of their men was ever captured as 
Prisoner of War.
In total 3518 Ethiopian combat personnel 
served during the War so the medal is rarely 
seen.

FULL SIZE

Korean War 1950 - 1953

Item 100% original - ribbon original

Condition as on the photos
GREAT ADDITION TO EVERY COLLECTION!
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Product Code04485
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