LUTTY, Rodolphe

Rodolphe Lutty à l'aéroport de Luxembourg
Registration Nr.:    10686 / 0191
Birthday:    31.10.1928, Luxembourg City
Father:    Charles LUTTY
Mother:    Anne FAULBECKER
Service entry:    21.11.1950
Contingent:    2nd
Ranks:    Soldat de 2e Classe
                  Soldat de 1re Classe (1951)
                  Adjudant de Réserve (1951)
                  Lieutenant de Réserve (1951)
                  Aspirant (1953)
                  Lieutenant (1956)
                  Capitaine (1965)
                  Major (1977)
                  Lieutenant-Colonel (1980)
Death:    31.05.2008


Rodolphe (“Rudy”) was called up for compulsory military service in 1947. In 1950, he rejoined the military as a volunteer and entered the Cadre réserve as a Lieutenant in 1951. In March 1952, Rudy was appointed commander of the second Luxembourgish contingent.

At Chokko-Ri, on 26 September 1952, he was wounded by heavy enemy artillery fire during a Chinese offensive, during which Caporal Mores was fatally injured. After the war, Rudy entered the École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr, France, to become an officer. He resigned from his active military service on 15 June 1986. As President of both veterans associations, the AACL (Association des Anciens Combattants Luxembourgeois de la Guerre 1939-45 et des Forces des Nations Unies) and the LKA (Luxembourg Korean Association), he actively contributed to the remembrance of war veterans and of their sacrifices. Furthermore,  he organised numerous trips to Korea to commemorate the Luxembourgish deployment overseas.

"As soon as he recovered from his wound he again took command of his platoon and displayed an almost super-human courage and aggressiveness in the battle for “White Horse” mountain. The gallantry, coolness, superior leadership and steadfast devotion to duty reflects great credit upon himself, the Luxemburger Army, Belgian Army and the United Nations in the fight against Communist aggression in Korea.”

Shin Tae-Yong, Minister of Defense (Republic of Korea). © Historique des volontaires luxembourgeois pendant la guerre de corée 1950-1953