Ray Cottrell was a Platoon Sgt of the 31st Inf at the Chosin Reservoir and served at Inchon Landing, Hyesanjin, Chosin, and other locations. Returning home in November 1951. Retired US Army CSM Fort Knox Kentucky with 21 years service. Buried in Brandenburg Kentucky.
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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