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The Korean War

This July we will commemorate the Armistice Agreement that ended the Korean War 50 years ago.  The following questions are related to the 3-year battle to help the Korean people remain free.  How many can you answer correctly? 

Of the 464 Medals of Honor Awarded for service in World War II, 266 were posthumous presentations (57%).  Of 245 MOHs awarded in Vietnam, 62% were posthumous awards.  How many of the 131 Korean War awards of the Medal of Honor were posthumous?  Your Answer


  1. 50% - 55%
  2. 56% - 60%
  3. 61% - 65%
  4. 66% - 70%
  5. More than 70%

The Korean War was the first war fought by a racially integrated American military after President Truman issued Executive Order 9981 in 1948.  Jesse Brown, the Navy's first Black aviator flew combat in Korea.  Which of the following is NOT true about Jesse Brown? Your Answer


1.  He was killed in action during the Chosin Reservoir campaign.
2.  He was the first Black American to have a Navy ship named for him.
3.  He was the first American Ace of the Korean War.
4.  His friend Tom Hudner intentionally crashed to try and rescue him.
5.  He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

When General Douglas MacArthur was replaced by President Truman on April 11, 1951, who became the CICUNC (Commander in Chief United Nations Command?

1.  Brigadier General Lewis B. Chesty Puller
2.  Lieutenant General Mathew Ridgeway
3.  Major General William Dean
4.  Lieutenant General Maxwell Taylor
5.  Lieutenant General Walton H. Walker

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True or False?

Your Answer

General Mark Clark of World War II fame signed the July 27, 1953 Armistice ending the Korean War on behalf of the United Nations Forces.

The American landing at Inchon in September 1950 caught the North Koreans by surprised and turned the time of the war following the invasion by North Korean forces two months earlier.  What was the code name for the Inchon landing? 

1.  "Operation Ripper"
2.  "Operation Torch"
3.  "Operation Chromite" 
4.  "Operation Little Switch"
5.  "Operation Thunderbolt"

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