A Korea War Pair to the Royal Canadian Artillery
A Korea War Pair to the Royal Canadian Artillery - Korea Medal (SB-12721 D.J. BROOKS); and United Nations Korea Medal (SB-12721 D.J. BROOKS). Naming is officially impressed on the KM and personally engraved on the UNKM. Unmounted, dark patina on the KM, light contact, original ribbons, very fine. Accompanied by five pages with copies of his Service Records. Footnote: Donald Joseph Brooks enlisted with the Canadian Army on January 22, 1952 at No. 6 Pers Depot in Toronto, Ontario, listing his next-of-kin as his mother, Mrs. Hanna Brooks. By the end of the month, he was struck off strength to the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Artillery at Petawawa, Ontario on January 29, 1952, joining them on the 30th. After five months training, he was designated Private 2nd Class on June 21st. With hostilities in the Korean theatre well under way, Brooks made his way to No. 11 Pers Depot at Vancouver on June 29, 1952, where he was taken on strength by Canadian Army (FE) X-4 List, embarking Canada on July 12th. He disembarked in the Far East on July 24th and after two weeks orientation, embarked Japan for Korea, arriving there on August 12th, in what was to be a one year action for him on the Korean peninsula. Three days after his arrival, he was struck off strength to the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment on August 15th. The following Spring, he was transferred from the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment to X-5 List CAU on March 5, 1953, later serving with X-2 List 2 CAU, then taken on strength with HL 3 RCR on June 9, 1953. Brooks was elevated to the rank of Private 1st Class on May 21, 1953. He was struck off strength to X-8 List 2 CAU from 3 RCR on the one year anniversary of his arrival on the Korean peninsula, embarking Korea and disembarked in Japan on August 12, 1953. He week later, he embarked the Far East for Canada, on August 20, 1953, returning to No. 6 Pers Depot in Toronto. He was struck off strength to the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Artillery at Petawawa on December 7, 1953. He was discharged from active service on January 5, 1955 and was awarded the Korean Medal pair for his participation in the Korean War.