Degu Terfe

Corporal Degu Terfe Maru IdNo: 0329
He was born in 1924 and he is 87 years old. He lives in Gulele sub-city of Addis Ababa, in Woreda 06, at his private house. He was a student before he went to Korea. At his request, He was hired as a security guard. At the age of 23, He went to Korea in 1945 for the 3rd battalion. The Commander of the Battalion, Col. Weldeyohannes Shita, was the Commander of the Battalion, Lt. Col. Sahlu Yirgu. He can remember some of the places he fought during his stay in Korea, he fought at Yok Mountain, Arsenal Mountain, and Park Chop Mountain. He was not injured during the war, he received the Gold and Silver Medal from his Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie, United Nations Medal, the United States Medal, and Korean War Memorial Medal Allied War Adventure Unit Site from Korea. After returning from Korea, He worked as an engineer in Uganda. Now he lives with his 5 families together. Then he retired in 1971.


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May 16, 2021 11:03 pm
Barry Hayes
Interesting profile and great profile picture.
May 01, 2021 02:42 pm
Mary Huffman
Thank you for creating the profile for Degu Terfe. Throughout my research, I found a lot of veterans who fought on Pork Chop Mountain. Do you know why this mountain was so significant to capture? I really appreciate the time you took to design your profile.

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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

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