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Belgian United Nations Command (BUNC)
Luxembourg soldier Korea 1953.jpeg
Luxembourgish soldier, part of B.U.N.C. in Korea, 1953
Active 1950–1955
Country  Belgium
 Republic of Korea
Allegiance  United Nations
Branch Army
Type Infantry battalion
Size 3,171 Belgians[1] and
78 Luxembourgers[1]
(over duration of war)
Part of British 29th Brigade
US 1st Cavalry Division
US 3rd Infantry Division
Nickname "Brown Berets"
Battles/wars Battle of the Imjin River
Battle of Haktang-ni
Battle of Chatkol
Decorations streamer2 ROK Presidential Unit Citations
Streamer PUC Army.PNG   US Presidential Unit Citation
Belgian Order of Leopold[2]
Battle honours Imjin, Haktang-ni and Chatkol
Lt. Col. A. Crahay  (WIA)[3][4]
Lt. Col. G. Vivario [4]
Lt. Col. R. Gathy[4]

Belgian United Nations Contingent (BUNC) was the name for the Belgian and Luxembourger soldiers who volunteered to fight in the Korean War (1950–1953).[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Belgian Volunteer Corps Korea". belgian-volunteercorps-korea.be. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  2. "BUNC". hendrik.atspace.com. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  3. "Citations, awards and Medal". militarytimes.com. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "National Archives". www.koreanwar-educator.org. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  5. "The Belgian Forces in the Korean War". hendrik.atspace.com. Retrieved 17 November 2010.