Colonel Assefa Marye was born January 1930 in Wollo, Ethiopia. He married after backing from Korea. As a result he has eight children and also graced with seven grandchildren too. He was a believer in justice, hardworking and heroism.
Colonel Assefa began active service in Imperial guard in 1948. When he went to the Korean expedition he was only 22 years of age.he had heard of the Korean war before he went to the Korean wars after the first and other batches of the Kagnew Battalion returned back home after competing their mission.
When his Kagnew Battalion reached there the war had ceases and the peace negotiation was underway as a result he didn’t have to engage in any battle. But apart from keeping the peace of Korean people he was a member of keeper a huge fuel line known as Bunjambo. Finally when the fourth Kagnew Battalion left Korea on 3 January 1965 he returned to Ethiopia and working until the overthrew of Emperor HaileSelassie in 1974.
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Korean War - Key Events
April 25, 1951
Vastly outnumbered UN forces check the Chinese advance on Seoul at the Battles of Kapyong and the Imjin River. Two Commonwealth battalions—the 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Regiment and the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment—rebuff an entire Chinese division at Kapyong, and 4,000 men of the British 29th Brigade stage a successful delaying action against nearly 30,000 troops of the Chinese 63rd Army at the Imjin River. Some 650 men of the 1st Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment (the “Glorious Glosters”), engage in a Thermopylae-like stand against more than 10,000 Chinese infantry at Imjin. Although the overwhelming majority of the Glosters are killed or captured, their sacrifice allows UN forces to consolidate their lines around the South Korean capital.
These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica