Ethiopian soldiers with cal. .30 carbine and M-1 rifle, Ethiopian Bn., 7th Inf. Div., Korea, 1953.

Formed from the Royal Guards division of the Imperial Ethiopian Army, the Kagnew Battalions drew their name from Haile Selassie’s father’s warhorse. They served alongside the U.S. 7th Infantry Division suffering 121 dead and 536 wounded during the course of the conflict.

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