Lilly, Edmund J, III, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 1560, 2nd Infantry Division
Service Years
1946 - 1950


Second Lieutenant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fayetteville, NC
Last Address
Fayetteville, NC

Casualty Date
Sep 03, 1950
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Cumberland Memorial Gardens - Fayetteville, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 2nd Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1950, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment/B Company
  1950-1950, 1560, 2nd Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1946-1950, United States Military Academy2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Lt. Lilly was the first member of the USMA class of '50 to be killed in action during the Korean war.  His remains were not recovered until 2002.  On 22 October, 2004, he was finally laid to rest by his widow, Mrs. Alma Hodes and his two sisters, Mrs. Betty Ann Barrett and Mrs. Victoria MacMillan.  

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