Posted By:Harry Hawkey
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Subject:Re: 101st Airborne in Korean War?
Post Date:November 30, 2002 at 06:03:31
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Forum:Korean War Forum
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The 101st. Airborne did have a role in the Korea War as an infantry basic training division. The 101st was based at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky during the Korean War. The division had been inactivated after World War 2, and was reactivated at the start of the Korean War as a training division only. They were not a combat organization during the Korean War, and never served in Korea. After the cease fire in Korea in 1953, the 101st was fully reactivated as a combat unit, and moved to Fort Campbell, Kentucky. I have more precise dates if you are interested. There was an airborne outfit in the Korean War. It was the 187th.RCT, or regimental combat team. which at that time was actually a part of the 11th Airborne Infantry Division. I hope this helps.

Harry Hawkey