The United Nations Security Council called for an immediate end to hostilities .
When its further demand that North Korea withdraw forces from the southern half of the Korean peninsula fell on deaf ears, the UN Security Council recommended that members of the United Nations join forces to repel the attack.
Twenty-one nations agreed to contribute arms, money, medical supplies, and/or troops to rid South Korea of the Communist aggressor .
Pililaau, earned the Medal of Honor on "Heartbreak Ridge" near Pia-ri, Korea, on Sept. 17, 1951.
The company's ammunition nearly exhausted, Pililaau stayed behind to cover the withdrawal.
He fired his automatic weapon into the ranks of the assailants, threw all his grenades and, with ammunition exhausted, closed in hand-to-hand combat with his trench knife and fists until falling mortally wounded.
PFC Pililaau is credited with killing 40 enemy soldiers.
The Korean War Veterans Memorial was authorized by the U.S. Congress on October 28, 1986.
President George H. W. Bush conducted the groundbreaking for the Memorial on June 14, 1992, Flag Day.
It was dedicated on July 27, 1995, the 42nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the war, by President Bill Clinton and Kim Young Sam, President of the Republic of Korea, to the men and women who served during the conflict.