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
October 25, 1950
Having destroyed the bulk of the North Korean army, UN troops have pressed on into North Korea and are now approaching the Yalu River. Chinese People’s Volunteers Force (CPVF) troops under veteran commander Gen. Peng Dehuai cross into North Korea and inflict serious losses on the lead units of the UN advance. The sudden appearance of Chinese forces sends the main body of UN forces reeling back to the south bank of the Ch’ŏngch’ŏn River.
These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica