Assefa Marye

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.
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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

January 12, 1950

In a speech to the National Press Club, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson outlines a U.S. Pacific defense posture that includes Japan and the Philippines but does not explicitly include Korea. In fact, he states that, “so far as the military security of other areas in the Pacific is concerned, it must be clear that no person can guarantee these areas against military attack.”

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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