Espey, Dougall H, Jr., Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 4745, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
Service Years
1948 - 1950

Sergeant


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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Mount Laurel

Casualty Date
Nov 01, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle
Grenade

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Cavalry Division3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
  1950-1950, 4745, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
  1950-1950, 4745, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Osan
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sergeant Espey was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. The remains of Sergeant Espey were recovered in the areas of the "Camel's Head" region near Unsan, North Korea. Through DNA analysis, his remains were identified and according to his family, he will be buried with full military honors in Elmira, New York, on April 3, 2009.

Espey was assigned to Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. On Nov. 1, 1950, the 8th Cavalry was occupying a defensive position near Unsan, North Korea, in an area known as the “Camel’s Head,” when elements of two Chinese Communist Forces divisions struck the 1st Cavalry Division’s lines, collapsing the perimeter and forcing a withdrawal. The 3rd Battalion was surrounded and effectively ceased to exist as a fighting unit. Espey was one of the more than 350 servicemen unaccounted-for from the battle at Unsan.
   
Comments/Citation
Sergeant Espey was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.


MOS 4745
SN RA12118373 
   
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