Desautels, George Richard, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
3729-Construction Specialist, Combat
Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1953, POW/MIA
Service Years
1950 - 1953


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Casualty Info
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Last Address

Casualty Date
Apr 22, 1953
Hostile, Died while Captured
Intentional Homicide
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Remains Not Recovered, Korea
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Mukden, China

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2nd Infantry Division

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Korean War Fallen
  1953, Korean War Fallen

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 Unit Assignments
2nd Infantry Division2nd Engineer BattalionPOW/MIA
  1950-1950, 2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1953, 2nd Engineer Battalion
  1950-1953, 2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1953, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
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Last Known Activity
Sergeant Desautels was a member of Company A, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea on December 1, 1950, totally surrounded by Chinese Communist forces in an area known as "The Gauntlet."

He was presumed dead on February 19, 1954. His remains were not recovered.

It was later reported (by the Chinese) that he had died in Mukden (now Shenyang), China and was buried at an undisclosed site.  Desautels and his fellow captives had been marched north to a POW compound known as Camp 5, near Pyoktong, on the North Korean side of the border with China.
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