Title: Homeland Reserve Forces Day
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
803 
KPC#
C-529 
MICHEL#
830 
StanGib#
995 
Scott#
816 
Date of Issue
04/01/1972 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Reserve Forces Flag 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10Ąż5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Republic of Korea observed the Homeland Reserve Forces Day on the first Saturday in April, 1968 when the Homeland Reserve Forces (HRF) was activated in a grand ceremony at Taejon in a major move to buttress the nation's regular armed forces.

The HRF activation, aimed at strengthening the country`s defense posture, was prompted by the incursion into Seoul of a north Korean Communist commando squad in January 1968 and the north Korean Communists` attack and seizure of a U.S. reconnaissance ship, USS Pueblo, off the East Coast of the Korean Peninsula in the same month.

As the nation observes the fourth anniversary of the HRF activation this year, the 2,500,000 men of the HRF stand as a vital prop in the national security structure as well as a champion of the nation's all-out efforts for self-reliant defense, ready for quick mobilization at any time under the present state of national emergency. Dedicated to their avowed objective of "defending the country while working for the national development," the HRF members are redoubling their efforts to further improve their combat capabilities in order to cope with any eventuality that may arise.

Hailing the HRF members for their devotion to the defense of the homeland and hoping that the nation, through its active support of the HRF, will establish a new sense of value concerning the national security, the Ministry of Communications is issuing this commemorative stamp.