The Ethiopian government contributed the Kagnew Infantry Battalion to the Korean War effort.

The battalion trained at home for eight months before they arrived in Korea on May 7, 1951. Upon arrival they were provided U.S. equipment and received eight weeks of adaptation training with American weapons and tactics.
Following their training they were attached to the 32nd Regiment of the 7th U.S. Infantry Division on unit rotations. Fresh units replaced older ones throughout the effort. The Kagnew Infantry Battalion distinguished themselves on the battlefield during combat operations in the Old Baldy-Pork Chop Hill area. Ethiopian troops departed Korea in January 1965.
The Ethiopian Battalion suffered 657 casualties which included 121 killed in action and 536 wounded in action.