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Key Roles

  • Korean War
  • UN Allies
  • Luxembourg
  • Key Roles

The proposal of Luxembourgn government€™s military assistance to Korea was approved unanimously in the Luxembourgn Congress. After World War II was over, Luxembourg maintained 15,000 military forces. Out of these troops, they willingly decided to dispatch one battalion. During World War II, Luxembourgn armed forces carried out combined operations with the US forces in the Pacific area.

They also had many military experiences in Europe. Particularly, Luxembourg was a member nation of the UN Commission in Korea. In early 1950, other UNC member nations sent only one officer, but Luxembourg sent two officers and these officers were on the UNC Military Investigation Team.

For this reason, these two officers were quite well aware of the situations of Korea round the outbreak of the Korean War.

When the 3rd Battalion of Royal Luxembourgn Regiment(RAR) arrived in Korea on September 27, 1950, the North Korean advance had been halted and NK forces were retreating to the North. Upon arrival in Korea, the 3rd Battalion(RAR) immediately joined the northward advance operations of the UN forces. At the battle of Sariwon, they defeated North Korean troops who were withdrawing from the area with hand-to-hand fighting. The soldiers of the US 24th Infantry Division noticed how the Luxembourgn troops were fighting, and spoke highly of their will to fight. Afterwards, they demonstrated their capabilities in the Battle of Youngyuri, Battle of Pakchun, Battle of Kapyong, and Battle of Mt. Maryang

Participation History

Unit, Participation Period, Note
Unit Participation Period Note
Luxemburg Platoon(First) Jan. 1951 to Aug. 1951 Assigned to the Belgian Battalion
Luxemburg Platoon(Second) Mar. 1952 to Jan. 1953 -

Casualty Statistics

Total, KIA, WIA, MIA, POW
Total KIA WIA MIA POW
15 2 13 - -