HUNDE JAWI ROBELE

In 1951, as long as the honorable guard established for second time and while performing military service, since Ethiopia was strictly remonstrating atrocity invaders and in accordance with covenant concluded in the united nations,the Ethiopian Battalion arrived in Korea on May 6, 1951. Upon arrival in Korea, the Ethiopian soldiers were armed with US equipment, and got eight weeks of adaptation training. It took quite a long time for the soldiers to adapt to a new modern weapons system and unfamiliar tactics, but theywere quite enthusiastic about their training.

Three days after the Ethiopian Battalion was committed to the front, they had the first engagement with the Chinese forces at Bongdangdeokri in Hwacheon area. They won the 4-hour battle, and through the battle the Ethiopian soldiers came to have confidence in combat. After that, they played a part in blocking Chinese attack in the central forward area.

Corporal Hunde Jawi  has appropriately carried out his military obligation by deploying along side the 1st “Kagnew” Battalion fellow soldiers sent to Korea for the first time in 1951 and upon his return, he and his fellow soldiers were received a heroe welcome.

Source: Some texts are adopted from MPVA

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August 06, 2022 08:14 pm
Emily Ezell
In a time before global travel was a thing, this must have been quite the experience! He was certainly brave and demonstrated such courage, along with his battalion.
April 18, 2022 01:54 pm
Maranda Wilkinson
Hi Merhawi, Thanks for creating this descriptive profile for Corporal Hunde Jawi. It is great to see other countries represented here on The 22!

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Corporal Hunde Jawi Robele's Short Life History

Corporal Hunde Jawi was born in 1925 from his Biological father, Mr. Jawi Robele and from his biological mother Mrs. Alemitu Tulu in Shewa region, special place Ginchi.He was fostered through the care of his parents and when he reaches at the age of adulthood, his wish and desire was to be conscripted as a soldier and to serve the country as well as the public. In 1951, as long as the honorable guard established for second time and while performing military service, since Ethiopia was strictly remonstrating atrocity invaders and in accordance with covenant concluded in the united nations, he has appropriately carried out his military obligation by deploying along side the 1st “Kagnew” Battalion fellow soldiers sent to Korea for the first time in 1951 and upon his return, since he was chosen for the second time for his military carrier, and he was again sent to Congo for peacekeeping in 1960 and he is a valiant solider. The medals and trophies of honor presented to Corporal Hunde Jawi during his military service: 1. The 1st Imperial Majesty Hailesilassie Korea memorial Gold medal 2. The 1st Imperial Majesty Korea memorial Silver medal 3. Service medal of 15 years 4. Emperor Menelik II long term service military medal 5. United Nations Korean memorial medal 6. Korean memorial Medal from Korean government 7. Congo’s Peacekeeping medal 8. Congo’s Peacekeeping medal from United Nations 9. Joint feat medal unit citation from the government of Korea 10. Joint feat medal unit citation from United Nations 11. Warrior insignia from the Ethiopian government. Corporal Hunde Jawi has begotten two girls and two boys totally four children from his legal wife.Since, death is inevitable, we do hereby notify you that he passed away on 17/01/2006 due to the ailment befell him on his 81st years old.

-- Corporal Hunde Jawi's son, Merhawi Hunde Jawi

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July 05, 2022 07:43 am
Yeabtsega Gebre
I feel that you are so lucky to have a hero father. I am always witnessing your effort to aspire to those ideals as a way to honor the veterans service and sacrifice ! We will never ever repay the debt we owe them, yet many enter service knowing this, and so often live the rest of their lives with the wounds of having served. God bless and keep our Veterans. MEMORY ETERNAL...

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

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