Born on the 11th October 1932 in Dudelange (Luxembourg), Gilbert Hauffels volunteered for Korea in 1952.
From March 1952 to January 1953, he fought with the Second Luxembourgish contingent in the Korean War.
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Korean War - Key Events
January 17, 1950
North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung proposes the “liberation” of South Korea to Soviet officials. Weeks of telegram exchanges between Beijing, Moscow, and P’yŏngyang follow, and by early spring Kim has secured assurances of support for the invasion from Soviet premier Joseph Stalin and Chinese leader Mao Zedong.
These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica