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
Active1950–1955
Disbanded1955
Country Belgium
 Luxembourg
 South Korea
Allegiance United Nations
BranchArmy
TypeInfantry Battalion
SizeTotal:
  • 3,171 Belgians[1]
  • 78 Luxembourgers[1]
Part of29th Commonwealth Brigade
1st US Cavalry Division
3rd US Infantry Division
Engagements
Decorations2 ROK Presidential Unit Citations
US Presidential Unit Citation
Belgian Order of Leopold[2]
Battle honoursImjin, Haktang-ni and Chatkol
Commanders
Notable
commanders
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". belgian-volunteercorps-korea.be. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  2. "BUNC". hendrik.atspace.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. 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.