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QPME: Marines in the Korean Conflict, 1950: The Fire Brigade, Operation Chromite, and the Chosin Reservoir

An introduction to three historic battles in which the Marine Corps played a pivotal role.

Medal of Honor: Cpl Duane Dewey

On April 16, 1952, while being treated by a Navy corpsman near Panmunjom, Korea, Corporal Duane Dewey covered a grenade that fell on the ground beside them, saving the medic's life. On March 12, 1953, President Eisenhower presented Dewey with the Medal of Honor.

Medal of Honor: 2d Lt Raymond Murphy

On February 3, 1953, Second Lieutenant Raymond Murphy led his Marines in hand-to-hand combat to relieve two assault units near the Imjin River in North Korea. On October 27, 1953, he received the Medal of Honor—making him the third recipient from his small hometown of Pueblo, Colorado.

Medal of Honor: Capt William Barber

From November 28 to December 3, 1950, while suffering from serious injuries, Captain William Barber rallied his troops to hold Fox Hill, in North Korea, a crucial pass needed as an escape route for two Marine regiments. After surgery and two months of recuperation in a Japanese military hospital, Barber was awarded the Medal of Honor on August 20, 1952

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