Belgian United Nations Command

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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
Country Belgium
 South Korea
Allegiance United Nations
TypeInfantry Battalion
  • 3,171 Belgians[1]
  • 78 Luxembourgers[1]
Part of29th Commonwealth Brigade
1st US Cavalry Division
3rd US Infantry Division
Decorations2 ROK Presidential Unit Citations
US Presidential Unit Citation
Belgian Order of Leopold[2]
Battle honoursImjin, Haktang-ni and Chatkol
Albert Crahay[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". Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  2. "BUNC". Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  3. "Citations, awards and Medal". Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "National Archives". Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  5. "The Belgian Forces in the Korean War". Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2010.