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ROK, War Service Medal, 1st issue (1951) - A Catalgoue of Decorations and Campaign Medals
Issued By Republic of Korea To United Nations Forces
For The Korean War 1950 - 1954

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Obverse
Reverse
ROK, War Service Medal, 1st issue (1951) 

ROK, War Service Medal, 1st issue (1951) 

Obverse

Circular with a raised rim and another rim 1mm inside the first containing 64 equidistant raised dots.  The bottom half of the medal contains two crossed rifle bullets 18mm long above which is a 15mm diameter raised polar projection map with  Korea, encircled by two olive branches.

Reverse

Plain except for the inscription in 4.5mm Korean characters   (Korea) around the lower half of the medal and     (War Service Medal) from top centre to bottom.

Size 32.5mm in diameter and 2.5mm thick
Suspension

Struck in one piece a 15mm semi-circular ring 2mm wide to allow the ribbon to pass through. The portion between the medal and ring is 3mm wide containing two raised lines arcing from the medal to each side of the ring.

Composition

Bronze, coated with a dark lacquer.

Designers Not known.
Naming Issued unnamed.
Ribbon

35mm wide, with a 21mm central stripe of yellow, and on either side are white 1mm, red 1mm, white 1mm and light green 4mm.

No. of clasps None.
Other emblems None.
No. issued Not known.
Instituted

By the Republic of Korea Government in 1951 to all United Nations personnel as an official medallic recognition of the significant contribution and bravery of the United Nations forces. Accepted by the Belgium government in 1951.

Qualification

For Belgium personnel service between the outbreak of hostilities on 24th June 1951 and the date the armistice was signed on 27th July 1953.  Been on permanent assignment or temporary duty for 30 consecutive days or 60 non-consecutive days, and performed their duty within the territorial limits of Korea, in the waters immediately adjacent thereto or in aerial flight over Korea participating in actual combat operations or in support of combat operations.

 

For Danish personnel service between the outbreak of hostilities on 24th June 1951 and the date the armistice was signed on 27th July 1953.  Been on permanent assignment or temporary duty for 30 consecutive days or 60 non-consecutive days, and performed their duty within the territorial limits of Korea, in the waters immediately adjacent thereto or in aerial flight over Korea participating in actual combat operations or in support of combat operations.