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.
Korean War - Key Events
July 27, 1953
Mark W. Clark for the UN Command, Peng Dehuai for the Chinese, and Kim Il-Sung for North Korea conclude an armistice ending hostilities. A demilitarized zone is created that roughly follows the prewar border along the 38th parallel. South Korean Pres. Syngman Rhee announces his acceptance of the agreement, but no representative of South Korea ever signs the document.
These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica