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Links to Other Korean War Websites

Remembering the Korean War (New) Remembering the Korean War (Old) U.S. Army Center of Military History Korean War 50th Anniversary Department of Defense Commemorating The Korean War Defense Link Special – Department of Defense Redstone Arsenal Korean War Page Korean War Veterans Memorial Home Page National Park Service State Level Casualty Lists – Korean Conflict […]

Parachute Maintenance Company

By Major Thomas R. Cross, Inf. Division Parachute Officer, 11th Airborne Division The Quartermaster Review, September-October 1950 Article written by the officer credited with designing the first rigger badge about one of the first new Quartermaster Divisional Parachute Maintenance Companies.   Also talks about the origin of the Red rigger cap. The Rigger’s Pledge, its […]

Mortuary Affairs Photos – Korea

Cpl. William R. Davidson of Philadelphia, Pa., 114th Graves Registration Co., Quartermaster Corps, fills out a Form 52B, giving information regarding a deceased American soldier at the UN Cemetery at Taegu, Korea.  At right are (l-r) marker (cross), unidentified soldier marker (triangular) and small bottle containing Form 1042 which is buried with the soldier, U.S. […]

Subsistence Supply in Korea

By LT. COL. Alex N. Williams, Q.M.C Quartermaster Review January-February 1953 A new concept of subsistence supply has evolved in Korea. This article, written in the midst of the campaign, makes no attempt to chronicle an evolution which is still continuing. Its purpose is to record the departure, in Korea, from what has long been […]

QM Trucking Operations in Korea

By LT. James E. Woolsen, QMC Quartermaster Review November-December 1953 DIVISION Quartermaster trucking missions in the combat zone are as diversified as they are numerous, and not necessarily limited to the support of Quartermaster operations. Often where a railhead provides the necessary facilities for Quartermaster supply, vehicles can support other Technical Services within the Division. […]

QM Support for Big Switch

by 2nd Lt. Richard L. Henson, QMC Quartermaster Review January-February 1954 EARLY in July of 1951 truce negotiations at Panmunjom, Korea, began. One of the important discussion topics was the exchange of prisoners of war. The final outcome of this topic in the truce negotiations was operation Little Switch in April 1953 and, following the […]

QM Operations 1st Cavalry Division, Korea

By 1st LT. Charles A. Rogers Quartermaster Review July-August 1951 Nailed to a tree on a typical dust-laden Korean road, a roughly lettered cardboard plaque reads: “______QM.” Innocuous and insignificant, it in no way reveals what it symbolizes: nine months of history, problems, and combat operations of the 1st Cavalry Division’s Quartermaster section in Korea. […]

An Army on Wheels

By Corporal Mel Scott The Quartermaster Review (January-February 1951) An article on the 2nd Quartermaster Company, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea A long procession of trucks moved slowly down the main U. S. supply route toward a railhead. A sentry walking his post remarked: “It looks like a division moving up. I wonder which one. […]

QM Distribution System in KOREA

By LTC IRWIN A. DAHL, QMC The Quartermaster Review January-February 1954 THE SOLUTION of logistical problems arising during an active campaign must reflect an adjustment between lessons derived from previous operations and existing conditions. The factors influencing the pattern of any particular logistical system are multitudinous, and the relative importance of these factors fluctuates constantly. […]

Quartermaster Korean War Battle Credit 1950-1953

Based on Department of the Army General Order #80, 22 November 1954, Battle Credits and Assault Landings for Korea. And DA Pam 672-1 W/Change 4, Unit Citation and Campaign Participation Credit Register, 4 June 1962. Note that these were for the most part units physically located within the territorial limits of Korea. Department of the […]