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Korea war veterans United Nations tour...Pasadena, 1951
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University of Southern California Digital Library
Los Angeles Examiner Collection, 1920-1961
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4 images. Korea war veterans United Nations tour...Pasadena, 19 November 1951. Mayor Alson E. Abernethy
Master Sergeant John W. Snyder
Technical Sergeant James B. Nash, Junior, United States Marine Corps
Pete Meston, of Wilson Junior High School.
Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Richardson. Date: 1951-11-20. Reporter: Swaim. Assignment: Korea Vets, Pasadena. K11: (wide shot) L to R (see attached list, start with Australian Bairstow, then straight down list, starting again at top and ending with Marine Sgt. Nash.) K17: Mayor Alson E. Abernethy shaking hands with U.S. Army Master Sergeant John W. Snyder, Webster Springs, West Virginia. K18: Technical Sergeant James B. Nash, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps, of Durham, North Carolina, talking with 13-year-old Pete Meston, of Wilson Junior High School band".
Supplementary material reads [transcription 1]: "Members of United Nations Servicemen's Tour: Australia: Petty Officer Reginald Bairstow. Royal Australian Navy. Home: Esperance, West Australia. Radar Operator. Korean Star decoration. Belgium: Corporal Charles Coremans, Belgium Battalion. Home: Aarschot, Belgium. Dec: Pres. Citation
Korean War Medal
Korean Campaign with 3 stars
U.N. Medal. British Columbia: Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas A. Dawe, Royal Canadian Navy. Home: Nanaimo, British Columbia. Engineer. Dec: 39-45 Medal
North Atlantic Star
Canadian Vol. Serv. Medal. Columbia: Pvt. Oscar Ramirez, Columbian Army, Military Intelligence. Home: Bogota, Columbia. England: Sgt. Reginald A. Orton, Royal Engineers. Home: Birmingham, Eng.
Dec: D.C. Medal
39-45 Medal
Africa Star
North West European Star
British Defense
Gen. Serv. M. England: Petty Officer 1st Class Frank M. Moss, Royal Navy, Mech. Engineer. Home: Sheffield, Eng. Dec: 39-45 Medal
Atlantic-Italian-Pacific Stars
Good Conduct Medal. France: Corporal James Guy, French Battalion. Home: Albi, Tarn, France. Dec: Silver Star
French War Cross with 2 stars
France-Germany Star-Korean Camp
President Cit.".
Supplementary material reads [transcription 2]: "Greece: Pvt. Georgios Mertis, (rifleman). Home: Athens, Greece. Dec: Pres. Cit.
Korean Campaign with 2 stars
Bronze Star. India: Sgt. Kirchu Muthu, 60th Indian Field Ambulance (clerk). Home: Tirumayam, Trichimopoly, Madras, India. Record: Outstanding Service. India: Pvt. Kushal, 60th Indian Field Ambulance. Home: Po Sholapur Dist. Bombay Presidency, GI.P.R.Y. Professional soldier since '45. Korea: Capt. Kim Sung Yong, Air Force Rep. of Korea. Home: Pohang, Korea. Pilot ROK Air Force. Dec: US Air Medal, Republic of Korea, Dist. Serv. Medal-cl 2/. Luxembourg: Pvt. Paul Saverfeld.. (rifleman) Home: Bissen, Luxembourg. Netherlands: Pvt. Hendrik Baggerman, Netherlands UN Forces, Infantry. Home: Wassenaar-Kasstraat, 27, Netherlands. Dec: Peace and Freedom Medal with 4 stars
Korean Serv. Medal
Korean Campaign Med. with 2 stars
Presidential Unit Citation. Norway: Pvt. Steinar Janssen, Norwegian Mobile Army Surgical Hosp. Home: Oslo, Norway (cook)".
Supplementary material reads [transcription 3]: "Phil. Is.: Corporal Setero G. Regaspi. No biographical data available. So. Africa: Commandant Johann P. D. Blaauw, South African Air Force (Squad commander). Home: Omaruru, Mandate of South Africa. Dec: American D.F.C
American Air Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
British Distinguished Flying Cross. Thailand: Maj. Pramotaya Bhuliphanda.. and Corp. Prasert Ruchchon. No data. Turkey: Pvt. Naci Altiner, Turkish Brigade, (Machine gunner) Home: Sarikamis (close to Soviet border, Northeast Turkey). He was important factor in escape of some 2,000 Eighth Army GI's and soldiers of Turk. Brig. Wounded 13 times. New Zealand: John F. Kirkland (Lance Bombardier) 16th New Zealand Field Regiment, RNZA. Home: New Plymouth, N.Z. Dec: Korean Star. US Army: Master Sgt. John W. Snyder, Platoon Leader, Home: Webster Springs, W. Va. Dec: Silver-Bronze Stars. Medal heroism in action
US Navy: Chief Machinist's Mate Argus L. Rowe, Lonoke, Ark. Recommended for Silver Star for returning wounded under fire. USAF: Tech. Sgt. Alex R. Justiss. Home: Mt. Pleasant, Tex. Flight Eng. Dec: D.F.C
Air Medal, Oak Leaf Clusters
Amer. Campaign Medal
Korean Camp. Medal with 4 stars
USMC: Tech. Sgt. James B. Nash, Jr.. Home: Durham, N.C. Dec: Silver Star
Purple Heart
Pres. Unit Citation
Pacific Theater Ribbon
Korean Medal w/ 3 stars. POW -- 6 months".
4 photographs : negatives, b&w
10 x 13 cm.
negatives (photographic)
Time Period
9399-012 [Sleeve Number]
University of Southern California [Contributing entity]
Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961
Los Angeles Examiner Photographs Collection, 1920-1961

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