The Hellenic Expeditionary Force in Korea ΕΚ.Σ.Ε.1950-1955), was the first Greek allied mission in the United Nations. The Greek Expeditionary Corps forces included one battalion consisted of 1,000 soldiers and 7 aircraft C-47 Dakota with 67 airmen. On December 9, 1950 the Greek battalion disembarked at the port of Pusan in South Korea and joined the 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment. From 18 December 1950 until 19 December 1953, the Greek battalion conducted significant defensive and offensive operations, integrated with general allied projects. Many conflicts, in which he participated, were particularly cruel and bloody beneath peculiar climatic conditions and toward overwhelmed enemy forces. From autumn 1953 the ΕΚ.Σ.Ε. gain part of the 3rd U.S. Division and moved to defensive Tsorvon location. On March 10, 1955 was limited again in order, and gradually and gradually began the repatriation of troops was completed in December 1955.
The main ΕΚ.Σ.Ε. battles were:
• hill 381 January 1951
• hill 326 in March 1951
• Scotch hill in October 1951
• Nori hill in September 1952
• outpost Harry or Haros ( Death in greek ) in June 1953
In all the battles the Greek forces demonstrated excellent operational and continual success caused the admiration of the other allies.
The Greek section withdrew from Korea in the fall of 1955, with the decision of the Prime Minister Constantinos Karamanlis as protest for the anti-Hellenic pogrom that was organized in Turkey (which was participated with armed forces in Korea) against the Greek minority of Constantinople and the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
see also www.outpostharry.org
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