Tesfaye WoldeTsadiq

Lieutenant Colonel Tesfaye WoldeTsadiq was born from his father WoldTsadiq Woldgebreal and his mother Terunish Woldgebreal in January 03,1929 in Addis Ababa. He was enrolled in the former Teferi Mekonnen School, now Entoto Technical and vocational school.he was sincerely and obedient throughout his life. He has seven children and one grandchildren.
Service Records
Because of his willingness to serve in the military he went to former Imperial guard candidate school on April 1946 and joined the Imperial guard as a candidate. On April 1946 he was appointed as an officer. On September 1949 he completed his schooling and graduated with the rank of Capitan. On July 1950, he earned the title of lieutenant colonel. In service, he was sent to Korea as a member of the first Kagnew Battalion.
During his tenure, the first Battalion was awarded the pioneer medal of honor for his dedicated service in various capacities in Korea. In addition, because of his duties well, sincerely and obedient service he was awarded one palm Giorgis military medal, HaileSelassie I honor star medal, the 15 years service medal etc. Surprisingly, while he was working in a former Imperial guard announcement the emperor was rewarded for his outstanding performance. Until his retirement he was worked in the ministry of health as a photographer. However, he was died in September 1991 at the age of 62.


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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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