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Unit Details

Strength
Air Group
Type
Air Units
 
Existing/Disbanded
Redesignated
Year
1951 - 1956

Description
Activated on Jan 15, 1951 as Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron 161 (HMR-161)
Redesignated on Dec 31, 1956 as Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron (Light) 161 (HMR(L)-161)

25 Members Who Served in This Unit


 
  • Bradbury, Ronald, Cpl, (1954-1958)
  • Burchette, Bernard, LtCol, (1952-1979)
  • Dumbroff, Erwin, SSgt, (1950-1952)
  • Fulton, Billy J., SSgt, (1958-1968)
  • Hahn, Donald, SSgt, (1951-1954)
  • Henningsen, Gerald, Sgt, (1952-1955)
  • Masingill, Artis Curtis, Sgt, (1954-1958)
  • Nemetz, Edward, PFC, (1957-1960)
  • SELF, CHARLES, Cpl, (1958-1962)
  • Skeen, John, Sgt, (1951-1954)
  • Templeton, Arthur, W., SSgt, (1951-1960)
  • Tomlin, Jason, Sgt, (1997-2008)
  • Tucci, John J, MSgt, (1941-1961)
  • Weliver, John, GySgt, (1946-1969)
 

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Unit History
 
Battle/Operations History
 
Unit Timeline
Korean War
The squadron was activated on January 15, 1951 at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, California, as Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron 161 (HMR-161) Air Fleet Marine Force Pacific, the squadron moved ... More
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1956
Re-designated HMR(L)-161
Redesignated on Dec 31, 1956 as Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron (Light) 161 (HMR(L)-161)
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1956
Korean War Armistice (Occupation)
Although the Korean War Armistice ended combat operations in Korea on 27 July 1953, the Korean Service Medal was issued until June 1954 due to the tense nature of the occupation and garrison duty imme ... More
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1953 - 1954
Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
Third Korean Winter, 1 December 1952 - 30 April 1953. Meanwhile the armistice talks had stalled. Discord over several issues, but principally the exchange of prisoners of war, had prevented any agreem ... More
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1952 - 1953
Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
Korea, Summer 1953, 1 May - 27 July 1953. There was little activity anywhere along the front as 1953 began. Then, as spring approached, the enemy renewed his attacks against the Eighth Army 's outpost ... More
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1953 - 1953
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.
1952
Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
As 1951 drew to a close, a lull had settled over the battlefield. Fighting tapered off to a routine of patrol clashes, raids, and bitter small-unit struggles for key outpost positions. The lull result ... More
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1951 - 1952
Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
In May the enemy became bolder, increasing his probing attacks and patrols, intensifying his artillery fire, and aggressively interrupting U.N. patrols. In May 1952 an estimated total of 102,000 artil ... More
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1952 - 1952
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft ... More
Descriptions
18 March-30 June, 3 August-29 September 1951 all one award (1st MAW)
1951
Activated as HMR-161
The squadron was activated on January 15, 1951 at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, California, as Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron 161 (HMR-161)
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1951
Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
On 1 November Chinese elements were identified south of the Changjin Reservoir, and within ten days twelve divisions of the Chinese Communist Forces were identified. In the northwest, strong enemy att ... More
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1950 - 1951
Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
A reconnaissance in force by elements of the 1st Cavalry Division on 22 January revealed that the enemy had withdrawn from frontline positions. The task force returned after having met little resistan ... More
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1951 - 1951
Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
On 22 April enemy activity across the whole front suddenly increased and the U.N. advance halted abruptly. The expected spring offensive was at hand.

Following a four-hour artillery bom ... More
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1951 - 1951
Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
On 23 June 1951 Jacob Malik, Deputy Foreign Minister of the U.S.S.R., made a statement in a recorded broadcast in New York implying Chinese and North Korean willingness to discuss armistice terms to e ... More
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1951 - 1951
 
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