The Netherlands provided both naval and ground forces to the Korean War effort. In July 1950 the naval destroyer HNLMS Evertsen
joined the U.S. Naval Forces Far East's Blockading and Escort Force. The destroyer was part of the invasion fleet at Incheon and participated in patrols near Wonsan. The naval destroyer was replaced five times, providing service from July 1950 to January 1955.
The Dutch Battalion arrived in Korea on October 24, 1950. They finished adaptation training by the end of December 1950 and were then assigned to the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division. The Dutch soldiers fought in battles at Hoengsong, Wonju, Soyang River, the Iron Triangle, and many more. The battalion left Korea on December 15, 1954.
The Dutch troops suffered 768 casualties of which 120 were killed in action and 645 were wounded in action.