Tefera Woldegiorgis

Sergeant Tefera Woldegiorgis was born in 1929 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He joined the Imperial guard in 1946. He married and have fourteen children and grandchildren. Today he lived in Assela, Southern Ethiopia.
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Sergeant Tefera began active service in the Imperial guard in 1946 and he went to the Korean expedition in 1952. When he was recruited for the war he was 23 years old. Before he went to the expedition he heard about the Korean war a year earlier when the first Kagnew Battalion was sent to Korea. His Battalion started the expedition on in June 1952.
He participated in the fierce battle which was took place at Camel Mountain in Korea on June 1952. Fortunately, his Battalion defeated the enemy and he became one of the hero. Finally, he returned to Ethiopia and served his country until 1990s. Now he became a pensioner.


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Korean War - Key Events

January 12, 1950

In a speech to the National Press Club, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson outlines a U.S. Pacific defense posture that includes Japan and the Philippines but does not explicitly include Korea. In fact, he states that, “so far as the military security of other areas in the Pacific is concerned, it must be clear that no person can guarantee these areas against military attack.”

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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