On June 25th, 1950, 75,000 Soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army crossed the 38th Parallel and kick started the Korean War. On the 27th of June, President Truman solidified that the United States was committing troops to the military effort in Korea. The 9th Infantry Regiment, then part of the 2 nd Infantry Division, Manchu troops were the first of the 2nd Infantry Division to engage Korean Forces at Yongsan in August of 1950. The Manchu’s played a pivotal role in the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge from 18 August to 05 September 1951. The Manchu’s were a key member in many other famous battles, including the battle at Bloody Ridge, Old Baldy, Pork Chop Hill, and T-Bone Hill. The 9th Infantry Regiment Participated in 10 Campaigns during the Korean War and were awarded two Presidential Unit Citation’s. The 9th Infantry had six of its members receive the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Korean war: SFC Lorean R. Kaufman (4-5 September 1950), CPT Edward C. Krzyzowiski (31 August – 3 September 1950), PV1 Joseph R. Ouellette (31 August – 3 September 1950), PFC David M. Smith (1 September 1950), PFC Luther H. Story (1 September 1950), and MSG Travis E. Watkins 31 August – 3 September 1950).