SCHREINER, Henri Emile


Registration Nr.:    05634

Birthday:    26.05.1929, Luxembourg City

Father:    Henri SCHREINER

Mother:    Joséphine RIEDESEL

Service entry:    30.03.1948

Contingent:    1st and 2nd 

Ranks:    Soldat de 2e Classe
                  Soldat de 1re Classe (1952)

                  Caporal (1952)

Death:    05.05.1986

Called up for compulsory military service on 30  March 1948, Henri had previously worked as a painter at Regenwetter’s painting company in Luxembourg City. For basic training, he joined the IInd Battalion in Bitburg, Germany.

Six months later, he was released from active duty. In September 1950, he volunteered for the first contingent for Korea, as his uncle and brother had fought in the Second World War, and he was eager to emulate them. When his first term came to an end in October 1951, he rejoined for a second term. According to his military records, two more terms followed, making him stay in Korea for 4 years in a row, until 10 April 1954. It seems that he was integrated into a Belgo-Luxembourgish contingent dedicated to peace-keeping missions after the armistice on 27 July 1953.

During his time in Korea, he married a Korean woman and apparently owned a pet monkey. The moment he was ordered back to Luxembourg, he filed for divorce and left everything behind.

Back home, he was released from active military service on 3 May 1954. Later, he worked as a billticker for the company Publicité Maurice Benoy.

Croix de Guerre (Lux.)
Médaille du Volontaire de Guerre Combattant avec barrette en argent (Bel.)
Korean War Service Medal (RoK)
Médaille du Volontaire de Guerre avec barrette en bronze (Bel.)
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