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Topic: Korean War

Winter Program Planning Korea

by Lt. Col. Vincent L. Corrado, Q.M.C. Quartermaster Review January-February 1954 SELF preservation is the greatest single motivating factor in man’s existence. Physiologists, for the most part, agree that when survival is the prime issue, protection from the elements takes precedence over food. Pampered by the luxuries of today, the human body is considered to […]

Armored Vest Fact Sheet

Office of the Quartermaster General Washington, D.C. 23 December 1952 Army T-52-2 Armored Vest 29 October 1952 Note: Despite the widespread popular use of the term, no military service has developed a practical “bullet-proof” vest. Vests made of any presently-developed material strong enough to stop all high-velocity missiles would be too bulky or awkward for […]

Lightweight Body Armor

By Ludlow King Quartermaster Review March-April 1953 Reprinted from the January-February Ordnance   Lt. Rodney M. Brigg of the Body Armor Team, 40th Infantry Division, points to a bruise on Lt Frank Bassett, Co. G, 180th Inf Reg, made by hand grenade fragments. LT Bassett’s body armor absorbed most of the impact of the blast.  20 June […]

Army Quartermaster Corps’ 50th Anniversary Commemoration Korean War 1950-1953


Food Service United Nations Korea

By LT COL. Coy W. Baldwin, Q.M.C. Quartermaster Review May-June 1953 The primary target of a soldier’s gripes since the start of warfare, has traditionally been “Chow.” Today, however, in Korea things are different. Men from a score of nations complain about the country, the dust, their lot in life, but whenever their food appears […]

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. […]

Search and Recovery

Quartermaster Review-July/August 1954 Search and recovery operations in the Korean War Note: At the time this article was written the term Graves Registration was used for what is now call Mortuary Affairs. SILENTLY searching every foot of the South Korean countryside today are small groups of U. S. soldiers on a little known but earnest […]

Homeward Bound

Quartermaster Review-May/June 1954 Colonel John D. Martz, Jr., QMC Graves Registration and recovery in the Korean War Note: At the time this article was written the term Graves Registration was used for what is now call Mortuary Affairs. Christmas 1950 dawned as a cold dreary day in Korea. Early that morning a small group of American Graves […]

Operation GLORY

Condensed from Graves Registration Division, Korean Communications Zone (KCOMZ) Historical Summary, Jul-Dec 1954 Part of the Armistice Agreement signed in Panamunjom in June 1953 called for the exchange of military war dead on both sides. In the months that followed, members of the U.S. Graves Registration Division in Korea met repeatedly with UN and Eighth […]

Graves Registration in the Korean Conflict

By LTC John C. Cook, Q.M.C. The Quartermaster Review March-April 1953 THE respect and care for the honored dead, the men who died for an ideal and their country, traditional with the people of the nations embracing western civilization, has never been so resolutely demonstrated as during the present conflict in Korea. This noble concept […]