Ethiopian "Kagnew" (Conquerors) Battalion

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    Post by Mr-X on Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:34 am

    The Ethiopian "Kagnew"(Conquerors) Battalion fought alongside the US 7th Division.
    It arrrived in Korea in May 1951 and the following battalions saw service:

    1st Kagnew Battalion Jun 51 — Apr 52
    2nd Kagnew Battalion Apr 52 — Apr 53
    3rd Kagnew Battalion Apr 53 — Apr 54

    Each Battalion consisted of 1200 men.

    In the 3 battalions there were a total of 122 KIA and 566 WIA.

    In total 3,518 Ethiopians served in Korea.

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    Post by Mr-X on Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:39 am

    The following two pictures were taken by me in April 2008 at the Korean National War Memorial. Note the British battle dress and the Ethiopian shoulder tabs and collar badges.
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    This picture shows a close up of Camapign ribbons and the Ethiopian Combat Infantry Badge.
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    Post by Mr-X on Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:43 am

    The next 3 pictures highlight the same type of uniform as shown above.

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    Post by Mr-X on Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:50 am

    The next photograph is titled "A class of military intelligence instructed by Lt. Solomon Mokria of Addis Ababa. May 1951." Note the US Field uniforms.
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    Post by Mr-X on Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:52 am

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    Post by Mr-X on Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:53 am

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    Post by Mr-X on Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:54 am

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    Post by nkomo on Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:02 am

    Ethiopian items from the Korean War are hard to find. Actually, Ethiopian items are hard to find from any era. I troll Ebay all the time, but usually come up empty handed. I have some nice DERG items, but Korean War items from Ethiopia are tough to find.


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    Post by Captainofthe7th on Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:56 am

    Excellent stuff Leigh.

    My Pepere fought alongside Ethiopians in Korea as they were attached to the 7th Division. Some time ago I saw and Ethiopian CIB on eBay but did not have the chance to get it and I've been kicking myself since...it's a BEAUTIFUL badge. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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