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

December 6, 1950

The U.S. Marines at the Chosin Reservoir begin their “attack in a different direction” as they engage in a fighting retreat to the port of Hŭngnam. Two entire Chinese armies have been tasked with the destruction of the 1st Marine Division. They succeed in driving the American force from North Korean territory but pay an enormous price: as many as 80,000 Chinese troops are killed or wounded, and the CPVF Ninth Army Group is rendered combat-ineffective for months. “Frozen Chosin” becomes one of the most-storied episodes in U.S. Marine Corps history.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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