Raymond L. Ayon
From a young age, Raymond was fascinated by stories of war. This encouraged him to want a military career. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1948 and flew bombing runs in Japan, until he was transitioned into being a medical corpsman. He proudly served in the Korean War as a medical corpsman, including spending time in the MASH unit, made famous by the TV show, transporting casualties to planes bound for Japan. He also was responsible for taking care of POWs (Prisoners of War) during the Korean War.
Korean War - Key Events
April 25, 1951
Vastly outnumbered UN forces check the Chinese advance on Seoul at the Battles of Kapyong and the Imjin River. Two Commonwealth battalions—the 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Regiment and the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment—rebuff an entire Chinese division at Kapyong, and 4,000 men of the British 29th Brigade stage a successful delaying action against nearly 30,000 troops of the Chinese 63rd Army at the Imjin River. Some 650 men of the 1st Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment (the “Glorious Glosters”), engage in a Thermopylae-like stand against more than 10,000 Chinese infantry at Imjin. Although the overwhelming majority of the Glosters are killed or captured, their sacrifice allows UN forces to consolidate their lines around the South Korean capital.
These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica
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