J.D. Ward

J.D. served in Navy during the Korean War from 52′ to 53′ he was in the navy from 1952 to 1954, he was a gunner on USS Lake Champlain CVA-39. He also served on USS Coral Sea CV-43. He saw action in Korea, he never talked much about his service except saying he has lost a couple of friends in Korea. He was awarded 6/7 medals.

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Korean War - Key Events

September 12, 1950

North Korean troops reach their farthest point of advance. Although thousands of UN troops have arrived to reinforce South Korea, months of fighting have reduced the area under their control to a 5,000-square-mile rectangle centered on the critical southeastern port of Pusan. By the time the North Korean invasion force reaches the “Pusan Perimeter,” its strength has been nearly cut in half and it is almost entirely lacking in armor.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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