• NAME: Kapyong
  • BORN:  NA
  • DECEASED:  NA
  • EPIC BATTLE:  Korean War
  • RANK:  NA
  • HONOURS:  NA

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2 PPCLI - KAP'YONG 1951

 

April 24th, 1951: The 700 Soldiers of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry are entrenched atop Hill 677 which controls the entrance to the Kap'yong River Valley north of Seoul, modern day South Korea. Below them they watch thousands of Chinese soldiers preparing to attack. If the Canadians break, the road to Seoul will be open and the consequences could spell disaster for the United Nations.Then-Lt. Hub Gray (22) witnessed the Battle’s heroism and horror.

 


The PPCLI and Mike Levy in Korea before the Battle of Kapyong (Credit: Hub Gray)

 The Battle of Kap'yong was a small battle with Monumental consequences.

 

 
“Night Action at Kapyong”. (Credit: Katherine Taylor, CWM 19910216-004)

 To learn more about the following, please click:    Canada in Korea   and the   Battle of Kapyong.

 


The PPCLI monument in Kapyong (Credit: Danleo~commonswiki)

Our Intention is to educate Canadian Citizens so that they:

  • Appreciate the role of our military heritage in protecting Canadian interests, values and beliefs.
  • Understand the role our military history has had in shaping our country and the world.
  • Are inspired to be engaged and well-informed participatory citizens of Canada.
 join us and 
 make a difference