Pictured are Soldiers of the300th Armored Field Artillery Battalion resting after combat in Korea, during the Korean War. The 300th AFA was a Wyoming Army National Guard unit deployed to the Korean War in February 1951, entered combat in May 1951, and released from active federal service in September 1954. The unit was awarded some of the nation’s highest awards, to now include the Navy and Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation, as of Sept. 13, 2010.
Lieutenant Ralph Barnes of Arlington, Va., platoon leader, 1st Platoon, Co. C, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, throws a hand grenade at Chinese Communist positions, as UN troops launch an offensive attack against the Communist near Uijong-Bu, Korea. 23 March 1951. Korea. Signal Corps Photo #8A/FEC-51-9245 (Welter)