Who was Tibor Rubin?

Introduction Tibor “Ted” Rubin (18 June 1929 to 05 December 2015) was a former Hungarian-American Army Corporal. A Holocaust survivor who immigrated to the United States in 1948, he fought in the Korean War and was awarded the Medal of Honour for his actions during the war, as a combatant and a prisoner of war… Read More


Who was James L. Stone?

Introduction James Lamar Stone (27 December 1922 to 09 November 2012) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of America’s highest military decoration – the Medal of Honour – for his actions in the Korean War. He was awarded the medal for his conspicuous leadership during a fight against overwhelming odds, for continuing… Read More

An Overview of Canada and the Korean War

Introduction The Canadian Forces were involved in the 1950-1953 Korean War and its aftermath. 26,000 Canadians participated on the side of the United Nations, and Canada sent eight destroyers. Canadian aircraft provided transport, supply and logistics. 516 Canadians died, 312 of which were from combat. After the war, Canadian troops remained for three years as… Read More

Who was Arleigh Burke?

Introduction Arleigh Albert Burke (19 October 1901 to 01 January 1996) was an admiral of the United States Navy who distinguished himself during World War II and the Korean War, and who served as Chief of Naval Operations during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), the lead ship of its class of… Read More

What is the Mutual Defence Treaty (US-South Korea)?

Introduction Mutual Defence Treaty Between the United States and the Republic of Korea (Korean: 대한민국과 미합중국간의 상호방위조약; Hanja: 韓美相互防衛條約) is a treaty between South Korea and the United States signed on 01 October 1953, two months after the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement which brought a halt to the fighting in the Korean War.… Read More

What was Operation Blacklist Forty (1945-1948)?

Introduction Operation Blacklist Forty was the codename for the United States occupation of Korea between 1945 and 1948. Following the end of World War II, US forces landed within the present-day South Korea to accept the surrender of the Japanese, and help create an independent and unified Korean government with the help of the Soviet… Read More

Who was Pascal Cleatus Poolaw?

Introduction Pascal Cleatus Poolaw (29 January 1922 to 07 November 1967) was a Kiowa who served with the United States Army in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He is the United States’ most decorated Native American, with 42 medals and citations, including four Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars, as well… Read More