Frank LaForce

“Outstanding service in Korea during the period of September 3, 1960 to August 3, 1961, while assigned as an Armored Personnel Carrier Driver, Assistant Squad leader, and Squad leader in the 1st Platoon “B” Company, 23rd Transportation Battalion, 1st Calvary Division. Throughout this entire period of service, Specialist Fourth Class LaForce performed both his assigned duties and additional duties in an exceptional manner, displaying the highest standards of both military and professional competence. Through his tireless devotion to duty and dynamic leadership, he advanced from a vehicle driver to a Squad Leader in a period of less than six months. His determination has earned him the admiration of his superiors and subordinates alike.  His soldierly appearance and high standards of combat and morals have served as an excellent example for the other men of the company to follow.  Specialists Forth Class LaForce’s meritorious service and dedication to duty reflect great credit upon himself, the “First Team” and the military service.”

Richard H. Chapin

Lt. Colonel, TC



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August 31, 2022 10:23 pm
Emily Ezell
That's a report that you can feel good about! Thankful for his service and dedication!

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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

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