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

June 27, 1950

The United Nations Security Council adopts Resolution 83, authorizing UN member states to provide military assistance to South Korea. The Soviets, who could have vetoed the resolution, are boycotting the proceedings because the Nationalist government on Taiwan still occupies China’s seat on the Security Council. Seoul falls the following day.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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